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No. 2 (2022)

Relationships Give Coherence to Psychological Theories

October 28, 2022


The ability to allow unitary meaning to emerge from the fragmentation of theoretical approaches in psychology may come from posing methodological attention to one facet of observed behaviors, that of relationships. The author aims at creating opportunity for establishing a thought process for the reader on the ongoing enactment of separating the objective from the subjective nature in psychological inquiry and theoretical formulations within the field. This written contribution can be seen as a participation in a dialogue with other authors in response to the position paper of the current issue by advocating for a meta-theory that unifies diverse theories and observations while also attributing relevance to specialized areas of study and intervention in psychology that partake in a recursive relationship with each other. In conclusion, the author also articulates ideas on the stance that a unitary meta-theory in psychology grounded on the relevance of intersubjectivity can offer to current collective or societal crises.


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