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Rom Harré & Fathali M. Moghaddam

In: Psychology for the Third Millennium: Integrating Cultural and Neuroscience Perspectives

Chapter 1: Psychoneurology: The Program

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Psychoneurology: The Program
Psychoneurology: The program
RomHarré and FathaliM.Moghaddam

‘There is nothing in the universe except meanings and molecules.’ (Anon)

As a science emerges from a common-sense understanding of certain kinds of phenomena it only gradually becomes clear what are the fundamental entities of the ‘world’ under study. Psychology grew out of our everyday reflections on the beliefs and practices relevant to people thinking, acting, feeling and perceiving. The scientific study of these phenomena should, we believe, be built on a common fundamental presumption: that persons are the basic beings at the root of a scientific psychology. It is persons who think, act, feel and perceive. Persons are the fundamental entities of psychology.

In a sense a person has no parts, in particular, a person is not a union ...

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