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The Structure of Behavior as Unity of Psychology According to Mariano Yela

Marino Pérez-Álvarez

Universidad de Oviedo

Background: As Mariano Yela is one of the most eminent Spanish psychologists, the centenary of his birth is a good occasion to revisit his work. Despite being best known for his contributions to psychometrics, Yela has also made important contributions to theoretical psychology, with particular interest in the question of its unity-diversity. Method: Some of his most important theoretical works, presented in various contexts, were reviewed. Results: One conception of psychology and one concern are emphasized throughout his work. The conception of psychology is based on behavior as meaningful action. The concern is to see any possible unity in the diversity of psychology. Conclusions: The structure of behavior defined by subject, situation and action emerge as the basis on which the unity of psychology could be established. If anything, unity of diversity. Some implications are discussed.

La Estructura del Comportamiento Como Unidad de la Psicología, Según Mariano Yela. Antecedentes: siendo Mariano Yela uno de los más eminentes psicológicos españoles, el centenario de su nacimiento es una buena ocasión para revisitar su obra. A pesar de ser más conocido por sus aportaciones a la psicometría, Yela ha hecho también importantes contribuciones a la psicología teórica, con particular interés en la cuestión de su unidad-diversidad. Método: se han revisado algunas de sus más importantes trabajos teóricos, expuestos en diversos contextos. Resultados: una concepción de la psicología y una preocupación destaca a lo largo de su obra. La concepción de la psicología se basa en la conducta como acción significativa. La preocupación es ver la posible unidad de la diversidad de la psicología. Conclusiones: la estructura del comportamiento definida por el sujeto, la situación y la acción emerge como la base sobre la que se podría establecer la unidad de la psicología. Si acaso, unidad de la diversidad. Se discuten algunas implicaciones.

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