introspectionism


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introspectionism

the belief that psychology must be derived from introspective data. — introspectionist, n.introspective, adj.
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In short, we were told that introspectionism was seen to work briefly as a methodology in psychology until the "imageless thought controversy".
13) But as the century progressed, instead of a focus evermore inward on this quest, many forces from both within psychology and outside the discipline combined to inexorably supplant introspectionism and mentalism with behaviorism as the dominant school of psychological thought.
Itself a reaction against late-nineteenth introspectionism (Franz Brentano, Edmund Husserl, Wilhelm Wundt, William James), behaviorism (John B.
As a result of many methodological conflicts in which different laboratories kept failing to reproduce each others' results, introspectionism declined and the more experimentally promising paradigm of behaviourism took over as a leading trend in psychology.
It was developed in reaction to introspectionism, a doctrine that states psychology must be based essentially on data derived from introspection.
My aim is simply to gesture in the direction of those accounts of belief which are offered when, recoiling from Cartesian introspectionism, we insist that psychological notions have as their central role a causal/explanatory task vis-a-vis behaviour and we stress that psychological states are attributed on the basis of observed patterns and dispositions in behaviour.
Tolman was unhappy with Watson's stimulus-response psychology then in vogue and proposed a new behaviourism that would come somewhere between introspectionism and the newly dominant stimulus-response psychology.
One suspects that his view was closer to introspectionism, at least in practice.
This helped to spawn an industry of introspectionism that was ultimately self-destructive.