The Case for Pragmatic Psychology

"Daniel Fishman has written one of the most important books for psychology and the human/social/behavioral sciences that I've read in a long time."
-- M. Brewster Smith, former President of the American Psychological Association

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081472~2.gif (18406 bytes)THE CASE FOR PRAGMATIC PSYCHOLOGY
by
Daniel B. Fishman
Foreword by
Donald R. Peterson
Published by New York
University Press
414 pages, $20.00 in paper

Philosophical Psychologists
-- Irwin Altman
-- Ronald B. Miller
-- Donald R. Peterson
-- Donald E. Polkinghorne
-- Louis A. Sass
-- Stephen Toulmin

Clinical Psychologists
-- David H. Barlow
-- Kenneth I. Howard
-- Michael J. Mahoney
-- Peter E. Nathan
-- Arthur M. Nezu
-- George Stricker

Educational & Community Psychologists
-- Maurice J. Elias
-- John Kalafat

Personality & Social Psychologists
-- Daniel Goleman
-- William McKiney Runyan
-- M. Brewster Smith

Program Evaluators
-- Yvonna S. Lincoln
-- Michael Quinn Patton

Sociologists
-- Philip Nyden
-- Brent D. Ruben

Social Policy Experts
-- W. Rodney Hammond
-- Lisbeth B. Schorr
-- Pat Schroeder

Experts in the Physical Sciences
-- John Horgan
-- Gordon J. Lasher

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"At long last, a tightly reasoned, thoroughly grounded treatise showing that complex social programs can be understood far more profoundly and usefully than past mindsets have allowed."
--Lisbeth B. Schorr, author of Common Purpose: Strengthening Families and Neighborhoods to Rebuild America

"Fishman creates a new paradigm for advancing clinical science. Every mental health professional aspiring to be accountable and a scientist practitioner in their work should be aware of the ideas in this readable and entertaining book."
--David H. Barlow, editor of Clinical Handbook of Psychological Disorders

"Daniel Fishman cuts through rhetoric with clear writing and a razor-sharp wit. The chapter on education is like the welcome beam of a lighthouse in a fog."
--Maurice J. Elias, coauthor of Social Problem Solving: Interventions in the Schools

"Fishman makes the case for a pragmatic psychology in unusually lucid and forceful prose. This book should be read not only by professional psychologists but by anyone interested in the future of mind-related science."
--John Horgan, author of The End of Science: Facing the Limits of Knowledge in the Twilight of the Scientific Age

"Fishman's liberating insights will free his readers to set aside the intellectual quandaries that plague philosophers and psychologists at the end of the 20th century, and turn back with confidence to the practice of their work."
--Stephen Toulmin, author of Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity

"As we try to steer a course through the public policy debates of the 21st century, Fishman's pragmatic psychology for enhancing human services provides a far-reaching new resource for meeting this challenge."
--Pat Schroeder, President and CEO, Association of American Publishers. Former Congresswoman from Colorado.