Vanderbilt Law Review


Donald Young

First Page



Estimation of the potential contribution of behavioral research to social stability and social change may be attempted only in over-simplified terms. The necessary simplification here will be accomplished by considering the core behavioral sciences alone, by taking the position that social stability and change are two aspects of a single social process, by assuming that the problem is not whether behavioral research can contribute to understanding of that process but how the contribution best may be made, and by limiting illustrative references mainly to the medical and legal fields.