Natural Psychology
by Steve Spiegel

Steve Spiegel

Natural Psychology explains human psychology (including mental distress) with elemental empirical neuroscience. Empirical neuroscience proves that we need to reconsider the original debate in psychology and initial problems with the social construction of science. Psychology was founded on two competing thinking theories: Rationalists advocated neo-rationalism (the legacy of rationalist philosophers) and Associationists advocated associationism (the legacy of classical British empiricists and ancient Greek philosophers). Unfortunately, psychologists failed to integrate the two thinking theories before psychology migrated to a focus on behaviorism. It is problematic that associationism lost its context within cognitive theory before basic, accepted empirical neuroscience proved associative thinking to be the foundation of rationalism- rational consciousness. Natural Psychology is an elegant, parsimonious new paradigm that explains human psychology.