Theory of Causality and Modern Mainstream Psychology

  • Aaro Toomela
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Psychology book series (BRIEFSPSYCHOL)


In this chapter, it is demonstrated that mainstream paradigmatic psychology, that is grounded with Cartesian–Humean primitive theory of causality, has several problems that directly follow from this causality theory. The problems that characterize the mainstream psychology are: (1) neglect of exceptions; (2) denial of emergence of novel forms; (3) the aim of science is to give names; (4) fragmentation; and (5) anything goes that is correlated.


Mainstream psychology Fallacies 


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  • Aaro Toomela
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  1. 1.Institute of Natural Sciences and HealthTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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