Ground-Breaking Innovations in General Psychology

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The article addresses two recently published books in General Psychology by Niels Engelsted and Jens Mammen. The two approaches offer in their own way solutions to the so-called 'crisis of psychology'. Mammen's new logical foundation for psychology is based on two different properties of the objects we relate to: those characterizing the objects appearances, and those characterizing the objects as unique substances or singulars distributed in time and space - the existence of the objects as opposed to the appearance of the objects. Engelsted makes a journey from Aristotle (384-322 BC) until today's psychology in his quest to identify the domain of psychology. He places the psyche in the natural world as a result of locomotion in the first, most simple animal life. The domain of psychology includes intentionality, mind and consciousness.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)207-222
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • causality
  • crisis of psychology
  • general psychology
  • intentionality
  • interface and interspace
  • sense- and choice categories
  • subject and object

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