For a healthy mind and body, talk to a psychologist. Whether you are experiencing extreme sadness or stress, a licensed psychologist can help you identify these types of challenges and stressors that affect your daily life and find ways to help you best cope for improving your overall psychical and mental well-being. The APA Help Center provides tips and strategies for managing stress, building willpower and information on how psychologists can help you.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species , this edition of Psychological Science Agenda includes a special section on evolutionary theory and psychology. Scientists and philosophers were invited to submit personal reflections on the significance and influence of Darwin’s theory and of current views of evolution within contemporary psychology. PSA thanks the authors for their provocative contributions.

An Open Letter to Comparative Psychologists
By Daniel J. Povinelli, Derek C. Penn, and Keith J. Holyoak


At the end of his classic treatise in 1859, On the Origin of Species, Darwin envisioned that in the distant future, the field of psychology would be based on a new foundation—that of evolutionary theory. A century and a half later, it’s clear that his vision proved prescient (Buss, 2009).

Most people would place Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman's work in psychology within the realm of "science" (Image: Quicklet)

Fellow Scientific American blogger Melanie Tannenbaum is flustered by allegations that psychology is not a science and I can see where she is coming from. In this case the stimulus was a piece by Alex Berezow, a microbiologist, who in a short and provocative piece in the LA times argued the case that psychology is not a real science. I think he's right. I also think that he misses the point.

Happiness research is a great example of why psychology isn't science. How exactly should "happiness" be defined? The meaning of that word differs from person to person and especially between cultures. What makes Americans happy doesn't necessarily make Chinese people happy. How does one measure happiness? Psychologists can't use a ruler or a microscope, so they invent an arbitrary scale. Today, personally, I'm feeling about a 3.7 out of 5. How about you?

For a healthy mind and body, talk to a psychologist. Whether you are experiencing extreme sadness or stress, a licensed psychologist can help you identify these types of challenges and stressors that affect your daily life and find ways to help you best cope for improving your overall psychical and mental well-being. The APA Help Center provides tips and strategies for managing stress, building willpower and information on how psychologists can help you.

For a healthy mind and body, talk to a psychologist. Whether you are experiencing extreme sadness or stress, a licensed psychologist can help you identify these types of challenges and stressors that affect your daily life and find ways to help you best cope for improving your overall psychical and mental well-being. The APA Help Center provides tips and strategies for managing stress, building willpower and information on how psychologists can help you.

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his seminal work On the Origin of Species , this edition of Psychological Science Agenda includes a special section on evolutionary theory and psychology. Scientists and philosophers were invited to submit personal reflections on the significance and influence of Darwin’s theory and of current views of evolution within contemporary psychology. PSA thanks the authors for their provocative contributions.

An Open Letter to Comparative Psychologists
By Daniel J. Povinelli, Derek C. Penn, and Keith J. Holyoak


At the end of his classic treatise in 1859, On the Origin of Species, Darwin envisioned that in the distant future, the field of psychology would be based on a new foundation—that of evolutionary theory. A century and a half later, it’s clear that his vision proved prescient (Buss, 2009).

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