Law and Behavioral Science

Law and Contemporary Problems 28 (Winter 1963).


Behavioral science, which has only recently become a subject of discussion in legal journals, has had its greatest impact on the newer social sciences, especially sociology. This success may be attributed either to the ability of the behavioral approach to answer the questions posed in sociology or to the willingness of sociologists to restrict their questions to those that can be answered by behavioral research; in either case, it is a fact that sociology today has almost no existence except as a behavioral science. It is wholly committed to the research methods and to the basic premise of behavioral science.

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