Rescuing The Science of Human Behavior from the Ashes of Socialism

  title={Rescuing The Science of Human Behavior from the Ashes of Socialism},
  author={Ullin T. Place},
  journal={The Psychological Record},
  • U. T. Place
  • Published 1 October 1997
  • Psychology
  • The Psychological Record
The discredit into which the socialist ideal has fallen as a consequence of recent political events calls into question, not just the viability of a particular political and economic system but, the very idea that the social order can be improved by applying principles derived from the scientific study of human social behavior. Before the collapse of socialism, the idea of a science of human behavior, construed in biological terms as a branch of the science of the behavior of free-moving living… Expand
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