The Psychological Imperative

Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
San Francisco, California

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas

With a New Introduction by the Author

Praise from readers . . .

“Michael Mahoney has practiced science from within the major paradigms and has also stood outside and critiqued each in turn, not as caricatures but as valiant (if fallible) attempts to make sense of our experience.”
N. McK. Agnew, York University

“A radical, thought-provoking exploration of the experience of being a scientist. After twenty-five years, it maintains its lively topicality and suggests new questions relevant to scientific methodologies.”
Giampiero Arciero, University of Siena

“This important book challenges many myths of science and its practitioners. Mahoney’s absorbing new introduction offers a clear picture of our social responsibility in the manufacture and use of knowledge. Erudite and informative, yet also witty and entertaining.”
Sophie Freud, Simmons College

“One of the great psychologies of science. Mahoney deconstructs the many myths that are cracking the very foundations of scientific knowledge.”
Andre Marquis, Northeastern State University

A volume in the series Foundations of Psychology

ISBN 978-0-9752738-0-7/paperback/280 pp./illus./July 2004/$45.00