Department of Psychology, University of Maine
The Journal of Mind and Behavior (JMB) is dedicated to the interdisciplinary approach within psychology and related fields — building upon the assumption of a unified science. Mind and behavior position, interact, and causally relate to each other in multidirectional ways; JMB urges the exploration of these interrelationships.
The editors are particularly interested in scholarly work in the following areas:
- The psychology, philosophy, sociology of experimentation and scientific method
- The relationship between methodology, operationism, and theory construction
- The mind/body problem in the social sciences, psychiatry, the medical sciences, and the physical sciences
- Philosophical impact of a mind/body epistemology upon psychology and its theories of consciousness
- Critical examinations of the DSM-biopsychology-somatotherapy framework of thought and practice
- Phenomenological, teleological, existential, and introspective reports relevant to psychology, psychosocial methodology, and social philosophy
- Issues pertaining to the ethical study of cognition, self-awareness, and higher functions of consciousness in non-human animals
- Historical perspectives on the course and nature of psychological science
JMB is based upon the premise that all meaningful statements about human behavior rest ultimately upon observation — with no one scientific method possessing, a priori, greater credence than another. Emphasis upon experimental control should not preclude the experiment as a measure of behavior outside the scientific laboratory. The editors recognize the need to propagate ideas and speculations as well as the need to form empirical situations for testing them. However, we believe in a working reciprocity between theory and method (not a confounding), and in a unity among the sciences. Manuscripts should accentuate this interdisciplinary approach — either explicitly in their content, or implicitly within their point of view. Please note: JMB does not typically publish empirical research.
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