Behavioral and Brain Sciences



Open Peer Commentary
Rose: Lifelines

High purpose, low execution


Nicholas S. Thompson a1
a1 Departments of Ethology and Psychology, Clark University, Worcester, MA 01610 nthompson@clarku.edu

Abstract

In reasserting the primacy of the individual in biological analysis, Rose directs attention away from the crucial insights of the developmental/structuralist perspective that he advocates. In presenting his advocacy as a diatribe, he brings disrespect down upon that very tradition.