File spoon-archives/lyotard.archive/lyotard_2001/lyotard.0107, message 193

Date: Tue, 31 Jul 2001 11:31:11 +0100
Subject: psychology


Psychology is the study of the mind, the study of behavior or the study
of the human interacting with social and physical environment. The
attempts to conflate theraputic methods e.g. psychoanalysis with
comparative psychology or evolutionary psychology are doomed to failure
because the underlying  theories are so different.

The definition that one prefers has theoretical and methodological
consequences. From other emails it should be clear that the assumption
of therapy has been made - therapy is a minor activitiy in psychology
and in most fields of psychological study it has no relationship at all.




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