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Robert McCall & Christina Groark

In: Handbook on Communicating and Disseminating Behavioral Science

Chapter 2: A Perspective on the History and Future of Disseminating Behavioral and Social Science

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A Perspective on the History and Future of Disseminating Behavioral and Social Science
A perspective on the history and future of disseminating behavioral and social science

While timorous knowledge stands considering, audacious ignorance hath done the deed.

—Samuel Daniel, c. 1600

I can imagine nothing we could do that would be more relevant to human welfare, and nothing that could pose a greater challenge to the next generation of psychologists, than to discover how best to give psychology away.

—George A. Miller (1969, p. 1071)

Though not the first to promote dissemination, George A. Miller (1969), in his American Psychological Association (APA) presidential address, urged his colleagues “to give psychology away,” by which he meant to disseminate the fruits of psychology's scholarly and practice endeavors to the general public, diverse ...

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