The behavioral sciences—anthropology, sociology, psychology, economics, geography, political science—have reached a turning point as we enter the decade of the 1990s. Freed from a strict emulation of classical science methodology, while benefiting from the remarkable advances in biology and the other "hard" sciences, scholars in the behavioral scie

part One|33 pages

Behavioral Science in Perspective

chapter 1|16 pages

Perspectives on Behavioral Science

ByRichard Jessor

chapter 2|15 pages

Metaphysics and Methodology

ByRom Harré

part Two|113 pages

Views from the Disciplines

chapter 3|16 pages

Mind as Machine: The Cognitive Revolution in Behavioral Science

ByHerbert A. Simon

chapter 4|17 pages

Psychology and the Decline of Positivism: The Case for a Human Science

ByM. Brewster Smith

chapter 5|45 pages

Anthropology: Ships That Crash in the Night

ByMarvin Harris

chapter 6|16 pages

Sociology: Retrospect and Prospect

ByNeil J. Smelser

chapter 7|17 pages

Toward a Behavioral Science of World Politics

ByJ. David Singer

part Three|68 pages

Behavioral Science at the Boundary

chapter 8|26 pages

Language and Other Cognitive Systems

ByNoam Chomsky

chapter 10|16 pages

An Uneasy Partnership: Law and the Behavioral Sciences

ByStanton Wheeler

part Four|89 pages

Behavioral Science and World Problems

chapter 11|26 pages

The Social Sciences and the Population Problem 1

BySamuel H. Preston

chapter 12|31 pages

A Behavioral Science Perspective on the Study of War and Peace

ByHerbert C. Kelman

chapter 13|30 pages

Greenhouse Gases, Nile Snails, and Human Choice

ByGilbert F. White

part Five|10 pages


chapter 14|8 pages

Behavioral Science: An Emerging Paradigm for Social Inquiry?

ByRichard Jessor