A Nobel Prize for Daniel Kahneman and for Psychology

The present article pays respect to the work by Daniel Kahneman and focuses on the significance that his Nobel Price has for psychology. In particular, we discuss the importance of psychological knowledge for the economic and social sciences. At the same time, we criticize some positions within psychology that attempt to increase the field's recognition by fostering its fragmentation. In stark contrast, we see the present Nobel Price as an award for a research program with a distinct social-cognitive orientation. This suggests that psychology may be most likely to earn recognition from its neighboring disciplines if it retains its autonomous position in the range between the biological and the social sciences.