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Publications of Lise Wallach    :chronological  combined  bibtex listing:

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Journal Articles

  1. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). Experiments in social psychology: Science or self-deception?. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 451-473. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  3. 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]  [abs]
  4. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1985). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. The Washington Monthly, 17(1), 46-56.
  5. Wallach, L (1971). Implications of recent work in philosophy of science for the role of operational definition in psychology. Psychological Reports, 28, 583-608.
  6. 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).
  7. 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]
  8. Wallach, L; Wall, AJ; Aderson, L (1967). Number conservation: The roles of reversibility, addition-subtraction,and misleading perceptual cues. Child Development, 38, 425-442.
  9. 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]  [abs]
  10. Gardner, BT; Wallach, L (1965). Shapes of figures identified as a baby's head. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 20, 135-142.
  11. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2010). Some Theories are Unfalsifiable: A Comment on Trafimow. Theory & Psychology, 20(5), 703-706. [doi]  [abs]
  12. Wallach, L (1962). The complexity of concept attainment. American Journal of Psychology, 75, 277-283.
  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. 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]
  15. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1998). When Experiments Serve Little Purpose: Misguided Research in Mainstream Psychology. Theory & Psychology, 8(2), 183-194. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  16. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). When experiments serve little purpose: Misguided research in mainstream psychology. Theory and Psychology, 8, 183-194.


  1. 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.)
  2. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1990). Rethinking Goodness.. SUNY Press.  (Hardbound and paperback editions.)  [abs]
  3. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2013). Seven views of mind.. PSYCHOLOGY PRESS. [doi]  [abs]
  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, 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.
  2. L. Wallach "On the bases of conservation." Studies in Cognitive development. Ed. D. Elkind & J.H. Flavell Oxford, 1969: 191-219.
  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. 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.

Commentaries/Book Reviews

  1. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). [A response on concepts, laws and measurement in social psychology]. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 489-494. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (1989). [How best to critique egoism?]. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12(4), 726-727. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. L. Wallach (1972). [No reductionism without behaviorism?]. Contemporary PsychologyReview of M.B. Turner's Realism and the explanation of behavior, 17, 124-126.
  6. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1998). [Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality and Near-Tautologies: A Response]. Theory & Psychology, 8(2), 213-217. [doi]  [abs]
  7. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). [Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality, and Near-Tautologies: A Response]. Theory and Psychology, 8, 213-217.
  8. L. Wallach & M. A. Wallach (2010). [Some theories are unfalsifiable]. Theory and Psychology, 20(5), 703-706.
  9. 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]
  10. WALLACH, LISE; WALLACH, MICHAELA (1999). [Why is experimentation in psychology often senseless?]. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 40(S1), 103-106. [doi]

Reprinted Articles

  1. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1989). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. Personal growth and behavior 89/90, 9-16.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. L. Wallach (2012). When experiments serve little purpose: Misguided research in mainstream psychology. Theoretical Psychology: Contemporary Readings, 2.


  1. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1984). Autonomy, self-growth defended. American Psychological Association Monitor, 15(10), 5.
  2. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (September, 1986). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. Swarthmore College Bulletin, 84(2), 6-11.
  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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