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A new vision for the field: Introduction to the second special issue on the unified theory

Henriques, Gregg R. ;Henriques, Gregg R.

Journal of Clinical Psychology, January 2005, Vol.61(1), pp.3-6 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    A new vision for the field: Introduction to the second special issue on the unified theory
  • Author/Creator: Henriques, Gregg R.
  • Henriques, Gregg R.
  • Language: English
  • Subjects: Medicine ; Psychology
  • Is Part Of: Journal of Clinical Psychology, January 2005, Vol.61(1), pp.3-6
  • Description: This is the second of two issues of the focused on the validity and usefulness of a new theoretical vision for the field (Henriques, 2003). The first two contributions from Rand and Ilardi and Geary both enrich the argument that psychology needs to be effectively connected with biology and physics and that the unified theory (via Behavioral Investment Theory) is highly successful in this way. The authors of the subsequent three articles—Shaffer, Quackenbush, and Shealy—show that the Tree of Knowledge System (through the Justification Hypothesis) is deeply commensurate with the dominant paradigms in the social sciences. Thus, the group of authors of these five articles demonstrates the viability of the unified theory both from bottom‐up and top‐down viewpoints. In the sixth article, the author addresses some important problems that potentially arise with the development of a clearly defined discipline. In the concluding article I address the concerns about the proposal raised by the contributors to the two special issues and articulate how the unified theory lays the foundation for the development of a useful mass movement in psychology. © 2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol.
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0021-9762 ; E-ISSN: 1097-4679 ; DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20087