You Say you Had a Revolution: Methodological Foundations of Closed-Loop Psychology

  title={You Say you Had a Revolution: Methodological Foundations of Closed-Loop Psychology},
  author={Richard S. Marken},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={137 - 145}
  • R. Marken
  • Published 1 June 2009
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
To the extent that a scientific revolution represents a fundamental change in a discipline, the cognitive revolution in psychology was not particularly revolutionary. What changed least in this revolution was methodology. The experimental methods used in cognitive psychology are the same as those used in the behaviorism it overthrew. This methodological continuity results from the fact that both behaviorism and cognitive psychology are based on the same paradigm, which is also the basis of… 

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