Hands off science 2

November 14, 2003

Martin Conway and Andrew Young (Soapbox, THES , October 31) describe the potentially disastrous move to downgrade psychology as a science subject.

In 1965, I was appointed to develop psychology at the then West Ham College of Technology. I battled to establish it as a science and, mostly, won. Internationally, psychology has been accepted as a science for many years. The present move takes us back at least 40 years.

John Radford
Emeritus professor of psychology
University of East London

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