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Chomsky challenged behaviorist psychology by positing an intra-psychic state (universal grammar) that drives language acquisition--a will to acquire language that everyone is born with.
Chapter 4 (Mind: Religion and the Psychological Sciences) describes and critiques four schools of thought: Freudian psychoanalysis, behaviorist psychology, humanistic psychology and cognitive psychology.
Psi is certainly incompatible with the old scientific worldview, based on Newtonian mechanics and behaviorist psychology.
Nor did behaviorist psychology, which provided a description of behavior rather than a theory of psychology.