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Behaviour theories and the status of psychology

George Westby

Behaviour theories and the status of psychology

an inaugural lecture delivered at University College, Cardiff, 24th May, 1963.

by George Westby

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Published by University of Wales Press in Cardiff .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 30-32.

SeriesUniversity College, Cardiff. Inaugural lectures, 1963
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBF38 W47
The Physical Object
Pagination32p.
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14056858M

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Behaviour Theories and the Status of Psychology: An Inaugural Lecture Delivered at University College, Cardiff, 24th May University College, Cardiff.

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