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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: A Comment on Trafimow. Theory & Psychology, 20(5), 703-706. [doi]  [abs]
  2. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). A response on concepts, laws and measurement in social psychology. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 489-494. [doi]  [abs]
  3. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2001). Experiments in social psychology: Science or self-deception?. Theory & Psychology, 11(4), 451-473. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]  [abs]
  4. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (1999). Why is experimentation in psychology often senseless?. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 40(4 SUPPL.), 103-106. [doi]
  5. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1998). Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality and Near-Tautologies: A Response. Theory & Psychology, 8(2), 213-217. [doi]  [abs]
  6. 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]
  7. Wallach, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). When experiments serve little purpose: Misguided research in mainstream psychology. Theory and Psychology, 8, 183-194.
  8. 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]
  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, L; Wallach, MA (1989). How best to critique egoism?. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 12(4), 726-727. [Gateway.cgi], [doi]
  11. 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]
  12. Wallach, MA; Wallach, L (1985). How psychology sanctions the cult of the self. The Washington Monthly, 17(1), 46-56.
  13. 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]
  15. 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]
  16. Wallach, L (1971). Implications of recent work in philosophy of science for the role of operational definition in psychology. Psychological Reports, 28, 583-608.
  17. Wallach, L; Wall, AJ; Aderson, L (1967). Number conservation: The roles of reversibility, addition-subtraction,and misleading perceptual cues. Child Development, 38, 425-442.
  18. Turnure, C; Wallach, L (1965). The influence of contextual variation on the differentiation of parts from wholes. American Journal of Psychology, 78, 481-485.
  19. Gardner, BT; Wallach, L (1965). Shapes of figures identified as a baby's head. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 20, 135-142.
  20. 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).
  21. Wallach, L (1962). The complexity of concept attainment. American Journal of Psychology, 75, 277-283.


  1. Wallach, L; Wallach, MA (2012). 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, MA; Wallach, L (1979). Teaching All Children to Read. In M. Wertheimer & L. Rappoport (Ed.).  Psychology and the problems of today (pp. 352 pages). Glenview, IL: Scott Foresman. (Excerpt from book, Teaching all children to read.)
  5. 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, M.A., & Wallach, L. (1998). [Of Surrogacy, Circularity, Causality, and Near-Tautologies: A Response]. Theory and Psychology, 8, 213-217.
  3. L. Wallach (1972). [No reductionism without behaviorism?]. Contemporary PsychologyReview of M.B. Turner's Realism and the explanation of behavior, 17, 124-126.
  4. 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.
  5. 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, L., and Wallach, M.A. (1976). The Teaching All Children to Read Kit.

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