Faculty Publications

Title

Common prescriptions for psychology derived from dialectical materialism and chaos theory

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Psychological Reports

Volume

86

Issue

2

First Page

487

Last Page

492

Abstract

During the entire Soviet period (1917-1991), Russian psychologists labored to create a psychology which would be consonant with Marxist-Leninist assumptions derived from dialectical materialism. Some of their early prescriptions, in particular those put forward by Konstantin N. Kornilov in the 1920s and early 1930s, are identical to strategies being advanced by contemporary American psychologists who propose that chaos theory and nonlinear metamodeling techniques in general, given advances in computer and television technologies, can be designed for research capable of dealing with the complexities, nonlinearities, self-organizational processes, and abrupt transformations characteristic of human psychological functioning.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2000

DOI of published version

10.2466/pr0.2000.86.2.487

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