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Publications of Lise Wallach    :chronological  alphabetical  combined  bibtex listing:

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Journal Articles

  1. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2010). Some Theories are Unfalsifiable. Theory & Psychology, 20(5), 703-706. [doi]
  2. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). Experiments in Social Psychology. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 451-473. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1998). When Experiments Serve Little Purpose. Theory & Psychology, 8(2), 183-194. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  4. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). When experiments serve little purpose: Misguided research in mainstream psychology. Theory and Psychology, 8, 183-194.
  5. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (1994). Gergen versus the mainstream: Are hypotheses in social psychology subject to empirical test?. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67(2), 233-242. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  6. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1985). The Part Played by Psychology in Promoting Selfishness: A Response. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 3(1), 43-50. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  7. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1985). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. The Washington Monthly, 17(1), 46-56.
  8. PENNINGTON, BF; WALLACH, L; WALLACH, MA (1980). NON-CONSERVER USE AND UNDERSTANDING OF NUMBER AND ARITHMETIC. Genetic psychology monographs, 101(2), 231-243. [Gateway.cgi]
  10. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA; Dozier, MG; Kaplan, NE (1977). Poor children learning to read do not have trouble with auditory discrimination but do have trouble with phoneme recognition.. Journal of Educational Psychology, 69(1), 36-39. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. Wallach, L (1971). Implications of recent work in philosophy of science for the role of operational definition in psychology. Psychological Reports, 28, 583-608.
  12. Wallach, L; Wall, AJ; Aderson, L (1967). Number conservation: The roles of reversibility, addition-subtraction,and misleading perceptual cues. Child Development, 38, 425-442.
  13. Turnure, C; Wallach, L (1965). The influence of contextual variation on the differentiation of parts from wholes. American Journal of Psychology, 78, 481-485.
  14. Gardner, BT; Wallach, L (1965). Shapes of figures identified as a baby's head. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 20, 135-142.
  15. Wallach, L; Sprott, RL (1964). Inducing number conservation in children. Child Development, 35, 1057-1071. (Reprinted in J.E. Singer and F.L. Whaley (Eds.), Patterns of psychological research: Readings for general psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1966).
  16. Wallach, L (1962). The complexity of concept attainment. American Journal of Psychology, 75, 277-283.


  1. Wallach, L (2013). Seven Views of Mind.. PSYCHOLOGY PRESS. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1990). Rethinking Goodness.. SUNY Press.  (Hardbound and paperback editions.)  [abs]
  3. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1983). Psychology's Sanction for Selfishness The Error of Egoism in Theory and Therapy.. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company.  (Hardbound and paperback editions.)
  4. Wallach, M.A., and Wallach, L. (1976). Teaching all children to read.  (Also Phoenix paperback edition. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1979.)

Chapters in Books

  1. Wallach, L., & Wallach, M.A. "Phonemic analysis training in the teaching of reading." Coming of age: Vol. 3, The best of ACLD. Ed. W.M. Cruickshank and J.W. Lerner Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press, 1982: 155-169.
  2. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. "Helping disadvantaged children to read by teaching them phoneme identification skills." Theory and practice of early reading. Ed. B. Resnick and P.A. Weaver HIllsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1979: 197-215.
  3. Wallach, L. "On the bases on conservation." Studies in cognitive development: Essays in honor of Jean Piaget. Ed. D. Elkind and J.H. Flavell New York: Oxford University Press, 1969: 191-219.
  4. L. Wallach "On the bases of conservation." Studies in Cognitive development. Ed. D. Elkind & J.H. Flavell Oxford, 1969: 191-219.

Commentaries/Book Reviews

  1. L. Wallach & M. A. Wallach (2010). [Some theories are unfalsifiable]. Theory and Psychology, 20(5), 703-706.
  2. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). [A Response on Concepts, Laws and Measurement in Social Psychology]. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 489-494. [doi]
  3. WALLACH, LISE; WALLACH, MICHAELA (1999). [Why is experimentation in psychology often senseless?]. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 40(S1), 103-106. [doi]
  4. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1998). [Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality and Near-Tautologies]. Theory & Psychology, 8(2), 213-217. [doi]
  5. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). [Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality, and Near-Tautologies: A Response]. Theory and Psychology, 8, 213-217.
  6. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (1991). [Why Altruism, Even Though It Exists, Cannot Be Demonstrated by Social Psychological Experiments]. Psychological Inquiry, 2(2), 153-155. [doi]
  7. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (1989). [How best to critique egoism?]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12(04), 726-726. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  8. L. Wallach (1972). [No reductionism without behaviorism?]. Contemporary PsychologyReview of M.B. Turner's Realism and the explanation of behavior, 17, 124-126.
  9. L. Wallach (1970). [Is Falsifiability false?]. Contemporary PsychologyReview of W.M. O'Neil's Fact and theory: An aspect of the philosophy of science, 15, 459.
  10. Wallach, M.A., and Wallach, L. (1961). [Liberal eclecticism for perception]. Contemporary PsychologyReview of C.M. Solley and G. Murphy's Development of the perceptual world, 6, 423-425.

Reprinted Articles

  1. L. Wallach (2012). When experiments serve little purpose: Misguided research in mainstream psychology. Theoretical Psychology: Contemporary Readings, 2.
  2. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1989). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. Personal growth and behavior 89/90, 9-16.
  3. Wallach, L., Wall, A.J., and Anderson, L. (1972). Number conservation: The roles of reversibility, addition-subtraction, and misleading perceptual cues. Readings in child behavior and development.
  4. Wallach, L., Wall, A.J., and Anderson, L. (1968). Number conservation: The roles of reversibility, addition-subtraction, and misleading preceptual cues. Logical thinking in children: Research based on Piaget's theory.


  1. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (September, 1986). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. Swarthmore College Bulletin, 84(2), 6-11.
  2. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1984). Autonomy, self-growth defended. American Psychological Association Monitor, 15(10), 5.
  3. Wallach, MA; Wallach, LA (1978). Teaching All Children to Read. Psychology and the problems of today, 352 pages. (Excerpt from book, Teaching all children to read).
  4. Wallach, L., and Wallach, M.A. (1976). The Teaching All Children to Read Kit.

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