ERIC Number: ED128272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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A Current Appraisal of the Behavioral Sciences, Revised Edition.
Handy, Rollo; Harwood, E. C.
This book discusses modern scientific inquiry and examines the procedures of inquiry into human behavior used in the behavioral science disciplines. Psychologists look at the individual's adjustive procedures and the evolution of those adjustments within a species. Anthropologists inquire into the behavioral similarities and differences of human cultural groupings, from earliest man to the present. Sociologists investigate the behavior of people in groups and organizations, including the patterns, regularities, variations, and developmental changes in human relations, customs, and institutions. Political scientists study the behavior of human individuals and groups, with an emphasis on the distribution and attainment of political influence and power and on the function, organization, and connections among the political units, institutions, laws, and customs. Other disciplines examined in the book are economics, history, jurisprudence, linguistics, game and decision theory, information theory and cybernetics, and general systems theory. The book devotes a chapter to each field. In addition to the discussion, a selected bibliography and a listing of germane journals are provided for each discipline. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Anthropology, Behavioral Sciences, Bibliographies, Cybernetics, Economics, Game Theory, History, Information Theory, Inquiry, Intellectual Disciplines, Linguistics, Periodicals, Political Science, Problem Solving, Psychology, Scientific Methodology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Behavioral Research Council, Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230 ($12.50 cloth-bound, 10 or more $5.00 each)
Publication Type: Books
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