Title

Clarifications With Respect to Psychology and Phenomenology

Comments

APA Citation: Cloonan, T. F. (2006). Clarifications with respect to psychology and phenomenology. American Psychologist, 61(3), 254-255. doi: 10.1037/0003-066X.61.3.254

Disciplines

Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences

Abstract

Kendler’s (May–June 2005) article is important and complicated. I discuss it from three perspectives: the issue of subjectivity in phenomenology that he raised, the relevance of American phenomenological psychology to the topic to which Kendler oddly made no reference, and the promotion of and reservations about the “naturalization” of phenomenology in relation to psychology.