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Toward a cybernetic psychology

Bernard Scott (Highworth, UK)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Publication date: 18 October 2011

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to review the relationship between cybernetics and psychology.

Design/methodology/approach

The paradigms of cybernetics are reviewed and then applied to psychology.

Findings

Applying the paradigms of cybernetics to psychology provides a conceptually coherent account of what is a psychological individual.

Originality/value

It is of value to bring conceptual coherence to the discipline of psychology, which, thus far in its history, has lacked it.

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Citation

Scott, B. (2011), "Toward a cybernetic psychology", Kybernetes, Vol. 40 No. 9/10, pp. 1247-1257. https://doi.org/10.1108/03684921111169369

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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