Dan Gilbert on the Situation of Psychology
Posted by The Situationist Staff on August 20, 2009
The good folks at Big Think interviewed Situationist friend Dan Gilbert and asked him about the future of psychology. Among other things, Gilbert had this to say.
Surely the other big problem facing psychology is the problem facing any behavioral science in the United States of America, which is we have leaders who don’t much appreciate behavioral science. It’s an odd thing, given that virtually every problem you’re trying to solve is a problem of human behavior. These aren’t sciences that gather much respect. And as a result, they’re not sciences that are doing very well in terms of funding. It’s quite possible that psychology as we know it won’t exist as a science in 10 or 15 years if we follow the present course of funding in the U.S.A.
The video of his complete response is below.
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