Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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The flight from reasoning in psychology

Joachim I. Krueger a1
a1 Department of Psychology, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912. [email protected]

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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)