By William R. Catton

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Publish yr note: First released in 1982

Our daily reviews over the last decade have taught us that there has to be limits to our great urge for food for power, traditional assets, and client items. Even application and oil businesses now advertise conservation within the face of calls for for dwindling power reserves. And for years a few biologists have warned us of the direct correlation among shortage and inhabitants progress. those scientists see an appalling destiny driving the tidal wave of a global progress of inhabitants and know-how.

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Viii). In effect, method was defining the problem instead of the other way around. The moral is not that the experimental paradigm in social psychology should be discarded but rather that it ought not to be misused. THE MAKING OF AN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST I returned to Brooklyn College in the fall of 1961 with no real plan about what I would do as a "dissident" social psychologist. This was not an easy time for me. Strongly identified by others as a modern experimental social psychologist, I was approached about writing and/or research by colleagues and students who did not know about or consider important my concerns about the field.

1957). The effects of fear arousal and suppression of fear upon social perception. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 55, 283-288. Fromme, A. (1941). On the use of certain qualitative methods of attitude research: A study of opinions on the methods of preventing war. Journal of Social Psychology, 13, 429-459. Gergen, K. J. (1982). Toward transformation in social knowledge. New York: Springer-Verlag. Harding, J. , Proshansky, H. , & Chein, I. (1954). Prejudice and ethnic relations. In G.

Yet in a unit that included experimental, clinical, social, and psychoanalytically Lewinian-oriented psychologists among others, such differences did emerge in informal discussions about what would work best in evaluating cadets for aircrew success. Although I learned a great deal during my stint as an Air Corps psychologist, there was no shift in my theoretical viewpoint; indeed, it was preserved and even reinforced by the highly practical nature of the applied tasks that confronted us (the presence of other psychologists in the unit with theoretical orientations similar to mine also contributed to this stability).

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