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On Being Human: Why Mind Matters

by Jerome Kagan,
Psychology Today, March 22, 2016

Physics and chemistry should be regarded as “easy sciences,” Theodore Lowi, my Cornell colleague, often said. After all, researchers in these disciplines can isolate variables and repeat laboratory experiments under the same conditions to verify results. By contrast, according to Lowi, economics, politics, and psychology are “hard sciences,” seeking to unlock the mysteries of human behavior.


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