Interdisciplinary collaboration in the social sciences is obviously essential to scientifi c progress, but discontent and practical diffi culties hinder collaboration in research and training. Many of the problems arise from the failure in the separate disciplines to understand the basis on which collaboration is necessary and possible. In an eff ort to shed light on the situation, these original essays by eminent scholars-economists, geographers, psychologists, political scientists,sociologists, anthropologists, and others-demonstrate eff ective means of achieving interdisciplinary coordination in studying human behavior and delineating promising areas-for cooperative research. Th e book provides a sophisticated guide to the nature of knowledge in social science as applied to its core disciplines.

part I|99 pages

Exploring Orientations

part II|124 pages

Illustrative Problem Areas

chapter 6|18 pages

Interdisciplinary Thinking and the Small World Problem

ByStanley Milgram

chapter 7|16 pages

Biological Basis of Human Warfare: An Interdisciplinary Problem

ByJohn Paul Scott

chapter 9|20 pages

Phenomenology and Crosscultural Research

ByRobert B. Macleod

chapter 10|12 pages

Personality Theory and Social Science

BySilvan S. Tomkins

chapter 11|16 pages

Growth, Development, and Political Monuments

ByKarl de Schweinitz

part III|95 pages

Perspectives across Disciplines

chapter 12|22 pages

The Borderlands of Geography as a Social Science

ByMarvin W. Mikesell

chapter 13|12 pages

Human Geography and Neighboring Disciplines

ByRaymond E. Crist

chapter 14|13 pages

Linguistics and the Social Sciences

ByFrancis P. Dinneen

chapter 15|18 pages

Some Relations Between Psychiatry and Political Science

ByArnold A. Rogow

chapter 17|15 pages

History and Theory: The Need for Decadence

ByDaniel Calhoun

part IV|28 pages

Organizational Riddles

chapter 18|5 pages

Observations on Interdisciplinary Work in the Social Sciences

ByKenneth D. Roose

chapter 19|21 pages

Ethnocentrism of Disciplines and the Fish-Scale Model of Omniscience

ByDonald T. Campbell