2001'5, p.3
Yurevich A. V.
Methodological liberalism in psychology

The author analyzes peculiarities of the methodological aspect of psychology which are usually described as signs of its permanent crisis. In the author's opinion there is no reason to consider psychology as being in a state of crisis. The idea that psychology is different from the "good" exact sciences results from, first, an erroneous image of those sciences and, second, from underestimating the potential of psychology as a science. The author puts forward the conception of "methodological liberalism" which necessitates a revision of the traditional interpretation of psychology's past, present and future. The main idea of the conception is recognition of rival psychological theories, of different levels of theoretical interpretation as authentic and equal in rights.