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Titre du document / Document title

Prometheus chained : Social and ethical constraints on psychology

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

DRENTH P. J. D. (1) ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

(1) Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, PAYS-BAS

Résumé / Abstract

The Chained Prometheus is introduced as a metaphor for the behavioral scientist. Science (including psychology and pedagogy) is no longer taken for granted. Society, politics, and the media pose critical questions and not infrequently demand censorship or at least control of science. An analysis is given of the types of criticism and skepticism with respect to science, and to psychology in particular. The (behavioral) scientist faces a dilemma: On the one hand, science cannot exist and develop without freedom; on the other hand, this does not mean the freedom to amass knowledge at any price and without any restrictions. Thus, we balance ourselves between freedom and ethical/social responsibility. This presentation reflects on the question of the social and ethical limitations of (behavioral) science: Who should control what and on which criteria?

Revue / Journal Title

European psychologist    ISSN  1016-9040 

Source / Source

1999, vol. 4, no4, pp. 233-239 (11 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

Hogrefe, Göttingen, ALLEMAGNE  (1996) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Public opinion

;

Sciences

;

Ethics

;

Value

;

Freedom

;

Responsibility

;

Psychology

;

Human

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Opinion publique

;

Science

;

Ethique

;

Valeur

;

Liberté

;

Responsabilité

;

Psychologie

;

Homme

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Opinión pública

;

Ciencia

;

Etica

;

Valor

;

Libertad

;

Responsabilidad

;

Psicología

;

Hombre

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 26732, 35400008623283.0040

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 1256010



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