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the science of psychology and the psychology of science

Mr Michael Bibby s4032484 at student.uq.edu.au
Sat Oct 11 00:37:15 EST 2003

The science of psychological seeks to explicate the implicate processess which
are believed (infered) to underlie human psychology (i.e., Cognitivism). It is
incumbent, therefore, upon the science of psychological to demonstrate how such
an enterprize is even possible, something which it has hitherto failed to do.
This is where the real critical work in psychology lies; pscyhological science
must account for its own activities by entering into its own domain and applying
its own concepts and categories to itself instead of seeing itself at a descrete
distance from its subject matter, as a special case to which its own concepts
and categories do not apply; that is, the science of psychology must also be the
psychology of science. 

this results in a Methdological corollary: a model is only complete in so far as
it gives rise to the possibility of itself (Foerster, Riegler). 

i.e., neuropsychologists must be able to provide an account of how it is even
possible for the brain to model the brain. 


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