Abstract and Keywords
Despite psychology’s popularity as an undergraduate major and its support from federal funding agencies, it is not always accepted as a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field. This paper considers several possible reasons for this situation such as public opinion regarding psychology as a science and the differences between the practice of psychology and research fields. The paper concludes with a discussion of the merits and problems associated with our image as a science and a series of steps that can be followed to advance psychology as a STEM field.
Access to the complete content on Oxford Handbooks Online requires a subscription or purchase. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription.
If you have purchased a print title that contains an access token, please see the token for information about how to register your code.