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ERIC Number: ED435903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Pages: 18
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Anthropomorphism in Psychology.
Bakan, David
This article presents an address on anthropomorphism in psychology. Anthropomorphism assures that human beings are given human characteristics when participating in psychological research. This is significant because the research community does not often report results of studies in the language of feelings, thoughts, or desires, which has led to the pathology of psychology. The paper gives the historical perspective on why this pathology has developed in the profession, and concludes that psychology must be tolerant of the unknown, or the mystery of life. (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers: American Psychological Association; Anthropomorphism; Aristotle; Hume (David); Kant (Immanuel); Skinner (B F)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (107th, Boston, MA, August 20-24, 1999).