Darwinism and positivism as methodological influences on the development of psychology.

  • Brian Mackenzie
  • Published 1976 in Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
The methodological significance of evolutionary theory for psychology may be distinguished from its substantive or theoretical significance. The methodological significance was that evolutionay theory broadened the current conceptors of scientific method and rendered them relatively independent of physics. It thereby made the application of the "scientific… CONTINUE READING