ERIC Number: EJ777448
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Reference Count: 0
On the Clarification of Concepts: A Reply to Gallistel (2007) and Lau (2007)
Machado, Armando; Silva, Francisco J.
American Psychologist, v62 n7 p689-691 Oct 2007
The authors argue that some of C. R. Gallistel's and H. C. Lau's solutions to the problems raised in the article by A. Machado and F. J. Silva are unlikely, logically inconsistent, or at odds with empirical evidence. In particular, Lau seems not to appreciate the necessity of clear and consistent psychological constructs before trying to map these constructs to brain structure and function. The authors conclude that conceptual analysis is a much needed component of the scientific method.
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