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The Crisis in Psychology: Trouble in the Temple

The Crisis in Psychology: Trouble in the Temple Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 7, No. 3, 1998 1 2 Robert J, Kelly INTRODUCTION In examining the question whether there is a crisis in Psychology, the five contributors, all of whom are respected scholars and practitioners, were conscientious and careful in their pieces (Crisis in Psychology, 1996). Yet, it is difficult in reading them to believe that they are engaged with the same question. The power of interpretive frameworks could not be more apparent. Perhaps without quite realizing it, each contributor seems to have subtly processed the question differently as evidenced by the range of ref­ erences, ideas, and benchmark events noticed and reported. The entire issue draws its inspiration from the term "crisis" -a concept which is integral to Kuhn's work on the conditions of change in scientific research paradigms. It may be well to reflect on Kuhn in coming to terms with the issues driving this debate. Kuhn recognizes that science does not always make smooth and gradual progress with researchers calmly adding their bricks of knowledge to the edifice. Sometimes-indeed, at the most important times-science changes brutally by means of revolutions. Its practitioners undergo a new change, a transformation of vision that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Social Distress and Homeless Taylor & Francis

The Crisis in Psychology: Trouble in the Temple

Journal of Social Distress and Homeless , Volume 7 (3): 13 – Jan 1, 1998

The Crisis in Psychology: Trouble in the Temple

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Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 7, No. 3, 1998 1 2 Robert J, Kelly INTRODUCTION In examining the question whether there is a crisis in Psychology, the five contributors, all of whom are respected scholars and practitioners, were conscientious and careful in their pieces (Crisis in Psychology, 1996). Yet, it is difficult in reading them to believe that they are engaged with the same question. The power of interpretive frameworks could not be more apparent. Perhaps without...
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Taylor & Francis
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1573-658X
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Journal of Social Distress and the Homeless, VoL 7, No. 3, 1998 1 2 Robert J, Kelly INTRODUCTION In examining the question whether there is a crisis in Psychology, the five contributors, all of whom are respected scholars and practitioners, were conscientious and careful in their pieces (Crisis in Psychology, 1996). Yet, it is difficult in reading them to believe that they are engaged with the same question. The power of interpretive frameworks could not be more apparent. Perhaps without quite realizing it, each contributor seems to have subtly processed the question differently as evidenced by the range of ref­ erences, ideas, and benchmark events noticed and reported. The entire issue draws its inspiration from the term "crisis" -a concept which is integral to Kuhn's work on the conditions of change in scientific research paradigms. It may be well to reflect on Kuhn in coming to terms with the issues driving this debate. Kuhn recognizes that science does not always make smooth and gradual progress with researchers calmly adding their bricks of knowledge to the edifice. Sometimes-indeed, at the most important times-science changes brutally by means of revolutions. Its practitioners undergo a new change, a transformation of vision that

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Published: Jan 1, 1998

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