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In most scientific writings, the word psychology describes things of a different and often incompatible nature. Sometimes, it refers to an entity, such as the mind, and sometimes to an occurrence, such as an activity. In this paper, it is argued that the psychological subject matter can not be an independent natural object, such as the Aristotle's composite of matter and form that he regarded as an entity and that instead the concept of event is a better descriptor. Psychological phenomena do not exist by themselves, but as the manifestation of particular properties of certain entities which exist in a Universe in everlasting motion. Since psychological events imply a reciprocal and uninterrupted transaction between living organisms and the environment in which they are embedded, functionalism, as it was first proposed, is the best approach to their study. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
En la mayoría de escritos científicos, la palabra psicología describe cosas de diferente y, con frecuencia, incompatible naturaleza. Ocasionalmente, hace referencia a una entidad, tal como la mente, y algunas veces a una ocurrencia, tal como una actividad. En este artículo, se arguye que el objeto de estudio de la psicología no puede ser un objeto natural independiente, como sería el compuesto aristotélico de materia y forma que él consideraba era una entidad, y que en su lugar el concepto de evento resulta más apropiado. Los fenómenos psicológicos no existen por sí mismos, sino como la manifestación de las propiedades particulares de ciertas entidades que están en un Universo en movimiento continuo. Dado que los eventos psicológicos implican una transacción recíproca e ininterrumpida entre los organismos vivos y el ambiente del que forman parte, el funcionalismo, como se concibió originalmente, es la mejor aproximación para su estudio. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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