“The confusion and barrenness of psychology is not to be explained by calling it a young science….For in psychology there are experimental methods and conceptual confusion….
The existence of experimental methods make us think we have the means of solving the problems which trouble us; though problem and methods pass one another by.” Ludwig Wittgenstein
The Boston Descriptive Psychology Study Group wants to work on conceptual problems in Psychology, Neuroscience and Psychoanalysis for fall projects. Can you help identify some issues for us? We meet as a weekly tutorial and as a monthly discussion group. We try to build non theoretical platforms that can be used to compare theories and to translate concepts into practice. We make use of Descriptive Psychology in sorting out the formal or logical structure of our subject matter. An example of this can be found in the entry on Empathy and the Problem of Definition. If you’d like to know “What is Descriptive Psychology?” click the link to Clarke Stone’s answer.
Please visit our FACEBOOK site for a collection of basic resources and discussion.
Written By Wynn Schwartz Ph.D
What Are the Conceptual Problems in Psychology and Psychoanalysis? was originally published @ Freedom, Liberation and Reaction: Lessons in Psychology and has been syndicated with permission.
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