The reflexivity of cognitive science: the scientist as model of human nature

@article{CohenCole2005TheRO,
  title={The reflexivity of cognitive science: the scientist as model of human nature},
  author={Jamie Cohen-Cole},
  journal={History of the Human Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={18},
  pages={107 - 139}
}
This article examines how experimental psychology experienced a revolution as cognitive science replaced behaviorism in the mid-20th century. This transition in the scientific account of human nature involved making normal what had once been normative: borrowing ideas of democratic thinking from political culture and conceptions of good thinking from philosophy of science to describe humans as active, creatively thinking beings, rather than as organisms that simply respond to environmental… Expand
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