In the last analysis, psychology is to be defined in terms of the professional activities of a psychologist. As in the case of other sciences, psychology may also be delimited in terms of the things it deals with. All sciences, however, have become so broad in their scope that they overlap, and the classification as regards their particular fields and their devotees can only be approximately circumscribed. To leave experience or its historical equivalent, mental process and function, out of the picture would be to resign from the commission originally given to psychology. For this reason the writer cannot agree with Boring in his recent effort to translate mind into body, nor with any attempt to restrict description to explicit and implicit response. Nor is it worthwhile to argue the question of causal relationship in terms of agency.
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Ruckmick, Christian A.
"The Psychology of a Psychologist,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 40(1), 187-187.
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