Clarifications With Respect to Psychology and Phenomenology


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


Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences


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.