Explores the obstacles which obstruct progress towards a truly applied psychology, examining how the history, ideology and organization of psychology divert attention from important social issues. Case studies illustrate some of the major problems facing real-world psychology.
Despite major advances in the knowledge of the reading process, there have been few changes in the way comprehension is taught in our schools. A generation of teachers has had the opportunity to share in insights from research showing that reading is a constructive process driven by a search for meaning. Yet it seems comprehension is still treated as a process of information transfer.