GUT: a little modesty, a firm defense
Mon, 24 Oct 1994 23:43:58 +0000

A few days ago, one colleague wrote:
> I'm an independent researcher in the psychological disciplines.
> My main research interest is a Grand Unified Theory of psychology;
> fitting the vast number of known psychological facts into the
> structure of a single conceptual network, rather than the dozens of
> independent theories presently needed to explain them all.

Then another replied:
> I am also working on developing such a theory dealing with personality
> issues rather than all of psychology.

Tonight, a third wrote:
> Further to the above, I have similar aims, mainly in relation to motivation
> theroy, but personality would be seen as on the fringe of that anyway.

I can't resist!
What we _really_ need is a Grand Unified Theory of r(G)s.

Devi Jankowicz