Unity in Psychology: The Search Starts Here


[Photo by DerrickT]

When I started my first
psychology course I couldn’t understand the separation between the different
subjects, or disciplines, in psychology. Developmental psychologists aren’t
that much different from cognitive psychologists – they both study mental
events and processes – but one almost never refers to the other. Why?
My first impression was that
psychology’s disciplines were simply an historical accident, whose momentum had
not yet dissipated. But a series of articles I discovered on unity in
psychology began to open my eyes to myriad discussion about unity in

About the author

Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.

Kayode Ojo
Kayode Emmanuel Ojo is the Co-Founder and Managing Director at SHEFFA Limited. He is presently studying Computer Science at the National Open University, Victoria Island, Lagos.