As a field of scientific study, psychology is also subject to other conditions, including

those described by Kuhn (1982) in his Structure of Scientific Revolutions. In this book, he

noted that the historian of science has two tasks: to determine by what person and at what

point in time each contemporary scientific fact, law, or theory was invented and to

describe the error, myth, and superstition that have inhibited the accumulation of the con-

stituents of the modern science text (Kuhn, 1982). Unfortunately, Kuhn noted,

historians have difficulties distinguishing between the scientific component of past

observation and belief from what their predecessors already labeled error and

superstition. The problem, he believed, is that past views of science are neither less

scientific nor more the product of human idiosyncrasy than those current today.