Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary

The flight from reasoning in psychology


Joachim I. Krueger a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. joachim@brown.edu http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Psychology/faculty/krueger.html

Article author query
krueger ji   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

Abstract

Psychological science can benefit from a theoretical unification with other social sciences. Social psychology in particular has gone through cycles of repression, denying itself the opportunity to see the calculating element in human interaction. A closer alignment with theories of evolution and theories of interpersonal (and intergroup) games would bring strategic reasoning back into the focus of research.

(Published Online April 27 2007)