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PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE IN PSYCHOLOGY:
A REALIST APPROACH

"Psychology has suffered too long from its self-created insulation
against philosophical criticism"

From 1982 preface of "The Meaning of Behavior" by J.R. Maze, 1983
(for extended review of this book, see "Furedy and Riley (1983)".


  1. Some Reflections On Andersonian Realism’s Influence On Psychology In Australia: Andersonians J R. Maze And W. M. O’Neil (2012)
  2. The Church of Climate Change Worship of Gaia and Imposition of Carbon Tax, and Luther's Opposition to Indulgences (2011) Note: Refer to John Furedy's letter.
  3. Reminiscences Of The University Of Sydney Psychology Department’s Discipline-Focused Education Of Young John (1958-65) Under O’Neil’s God Professorial Reign (1945-65): Academic Freedom, Fairness In Evaluation, And Educational Integrity (2009)
  4. Fossils Talk Handout Sydney (2009)
  5. The Cognitive Powers of Bacteria are "Bewildering" Only Because Current Information-Processing Psychology is Taxonomically Chaotic (2008)
  6. Handout for and text (2008) of "On the Relevance of Philosophy for Scientific Psychological Research: Pre-Socratic, Socratic, Aristotelean, and Andersonian influences on the Sydney psychology department (1945-65)"
  7. Subjects vs. Participants (2007)
  8. Popper's Criterion of the Scientific Applies Not Only to Astrology, but also to Current Computer-Metaphrorical, Information-Processing Approach of "Cognitive" Psychology (2007)
    (See also: http://www.psych.utoronto.ca/users/furedy/Papers/ra/is00abs.doc)
  9. Aping Newtonian Physics but Ignoring Brute Facts will not Transform Skinnerian Psychology into Genuine Science or Useful Technology (2004). Commentary on Behavioral Momentum and the Law of Effect (2000).
  10. An Andersonian Analysis of Contemporary Concepts in Psychology: Lecture by Associate professor Joel Mitchell, University of Sydney (sent to JJF in 2004)
  11. Pavlov's Methodological Behaviorism as a Pre-Socratic Contribution of the Melding of the Differential and Experimental Psychology (2003)
  12. Roots of the Pavlovian Society's Missions of the Past and Present: The Pavlov Dimension (2003)
  13. An Epistemologically Arrogant Community of Contending Scholars: A Pre-Socratic Perspective on the Past, Present, and Future of the Pavlovian Society (2001)
  14. A Test of the Information-Processing View of Human Classical Conditioning (2000)
  15. Abstract of a conference paper criticising the computer-metaphorical approach of current "cognitive", information-processing psychology (2000), also satirized in the cartoon below<

  16. Is Instrumentalism the Right Method for Psychological Science? (2000)
  17. Orienting Responses and Habituation Processes in Humans (2000)
  18. Velvet Totalitarianism on Canadian Campuses: Subverting Effects on the Teaching of, and Research in, the Discipline of Psychology (1997)
  19. A Realist Use of Psychophysiology to Develop Levels-of-Processing Paradigm into a Testable Theory Through Providing Objective Measures of Depth That are Independent of Memorial Difficulty (1996)
  20. Race Studies: Contentious but Legitimate Science (1994) Included; replies by Profs Rushton and Sullivan to criticism of my review by Toronto Star Science Writer Ingram.
  21. A 1993 chapter advocating a realist approach to psychophysiology that stresses the importance of attempting to differentiate among psychological functions
  22. Reflections on Human Pavlovian Decelerative Heart-rate Conditioning with Negative Tilt as US: Alternative Approaches (1992)
  23. Book Review of: J. Searle, The Rediscovery of the Mind (1992)
  24. Pavlov, Ivan (1992). in The Encyclopedia of Learning and Memory.
  25. Sharing A Common Language About Conditioning Requires Accurate Characterizations Of Each Others' Positions (1990): Reply to Shanks, D.R. (1990). On the Cognitive Theory of Conditioning. Biological Psychology, 30, 171-179.
  26. On Approaches to Explaining Cardiovascular Reactivity: Toward Explanations that Explain (1989)
  27. Refutation of an Instrumentalist, Post-Modern, and Quasi-Religious Approach to Psychology and Philosophy (1989)
  28. Debate on Importance of Anderson's Realist Philosophy for Psychology (1988-9)
  29. Book Review by J.G. O'Gorman of Cognitive Processes and Pavlovian Conditioning in Humans (1987). See #24 below, which is the first chapter.
  30. Towards Evidentially Based, Non-Circular Emanations Of Human Pavlovian Autonomic Conditioning As A Genuine Phenomenon A Realist Perspective (1988)
  31. Human Pavlovian Autonomic Conditioning and the Cognitive Paradigm (1987)

  32. It may have been the inspiration, but as Diane and I
    argue, it's not the whole story

  33. A 1987 Hungarian translation of the 1986 paper (see below)
  34. A 1986 paper that emphasises the realist distinction between higher education and indoctrinational or merely instructional education, and considers ways of strengthening the former, Socratic sort of education
  35. Rationalist versus empirical approaches to observing and conditioned reinforcement: The (so-called) preference-for-signaled-shock (1986)
  36. Undifferentiated and "Mote-Beam" Percepts in Watsonian-Skinnerian Behaviorism (1984)
  37. On the Utility of T-Wave Amplitude: A Reply to Schwartz and Weiss (1983). Note that the last section of this paper argues for a "Realist" Galilean approach.
  38. Pavlovian Extinction, Phobias, and the Limits of the Cognitive Paradigm (1983)
  39. Operational, Analogical And Genuine Definitions Of Psychophysiology (1983)
  40. A 1983 unpublished review of "The Meaning of Behavior" written by realist psychologist John Maze, a student of John Anderson, by two of Maze's (realist) students, John Furedy and Diane Riley
  41. Direct and Continuous Measurement of Relational Learning in Human Pavlovian Conditioning (1982)
  42. The Importance Of Being Symmetrical: Changeover To Reality (1982)
  43. More on the Popperian Approach to OR Theories (1981)
  44. A Popperian Approach To Human Habituation (1981)
  45. Cognition Is Bodily: But Cognition Is What? (1980)
  46. A History Of Rat Preference For Signalled Shock: From Paradox To Paradigm (1979)
  47. A Pavlovian Psychophysiological Perspective on the OR: The Facts of the Matter (1979)
  48. A 1979 Book Review of the 1978 book in which the "Negative results ..." paper appeared as a chapter
  49. Negative Results: Abolish the Name but Honour the Same (1978)
  50. A 1977 paper that stresses the conflict of ideas and of the development of critical skills in the teaching of advanced undergraduate research in psychology
  51. Short-Interval Classical SCR Conditioning and the Stimulus-Sequence-Change-Elicited OR: The Case of the Empirical Red Herring (1977)
  52. Evaluation of Informational Control and Preparatory Response Factors in Classical Aversive Conditioning in Psychology (1976)
  53. A 1975 paper that acknowledges the influence of the realist Anderson and his students in the footnote, and, in the discussion, argues for a Galilean realist approach rather than a Copernican "convenient-fictions" appoach
  54. Interactive Classification: A Method For Assessing The Adequacy Of Counterbalancing As A Means Of Control (1967)
  55. Reaction Time As An Index Of Masking And The Effect Of Check Trials On Thoughtful Subjects (1966)
  56. The Scientific Status Of Psychoanalysis (1963)
  57. Cognitive and S-R Interpretations of Incentive-Motivational Phenomena (1963)
  58. Cognition and the Fractional Anticipatory Goal Response (1963 talk stating the specific and empirically meaningful difference between cognitive and non-cognitive psychological functions).
  59. An Undergraduate Student Formulation of an Andersonian/Popperian Realist Approach to Psychology (1961)

 

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