This month’s Psychology Thought Experiment:
At this moment, two groups are at work, each developing the 5th edition of a tool that thousands—perhaps millions—of people rely upon.
The thought experiment is: Compare the thought processes of the two groups.
- One group is creating the 5th edition of the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).
- The other group is creating the 5th edition of D&D (Dungeons & Dragons).
BONUS: Pictured here: images of the fourth edition of D&D and of the DSM.
BONUS: An unrelated work in progress: the band The Fifth Edition
BONUS (equally unrelated): The Fifth Dimension sings “Workin’ on a Groovy Thing: