ERIC Number: ED256673
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Research Funding for Psychology and Other Scientific Disciplines: An Analysis.
Lowman, Robert P.
From 1967 to 1982 federally funded research in psychology became increasingly dependent upon money from the Department of Defense and the Department of Health and Human Services. This is a return to the funding patterns that existed prior to the Korean war. While exact comparisons cannot be made with figures from before 1967 (because of changes in reporting procedures), it appears that research in psychology went through a period of rapid growth in funding and an increase in the diversity of funding sources from the end of the Korean war to 1967. Since 1967, budget constraints seem to have caused federal agencies to define more closely their mandates and eliminate research they do not consider central to their mission. Since it is usually not seen as central to these mandates, psychology research is an easy target for budget reductions. (IS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, August 24-28, 1984).