PSY310 DQ 1 Week 3

PSY310 DQ 1 Week 3 - use their memory to describe the event...

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DQ 1: What was meant by the method of introspection? Discussion question responses should reflect critical thought and analysis. Whenever possible, please try to relate the course content to real-world applications from your work experience. Responses should be at least 250 - 300 words and will be scored as part of the participation points. They need to include two references [the text and one other reference (peer reviewed journal) – cited and referenced in APA format]. At least 60% of the DQ will be your words. In its basic form the method of introspection is to have a conscious event and give a detailed account of the that experience. Titchener took this approach and elevated it to a more sophisticated system. Titchener was well aware of the fundamental problems of introspection - it is impossible to have a conscious experience and reflect on it at the same time ( Goodwin, 2008). To break down the process of introspection Titchener had 3 solutions, his subjects or students were trained to use their memory. They would observe the process and then recall or
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Unformatted text preview: use their memory to describe the event. Two, they would reduce the bulk of information they received during the observation and break down the experience into stages, third the student would develop an introspective habit where he could do this method or process automatically. As with most distorted historical accounts, there is a germ of truth in this description, but the real story of introspection is infinitely more complex. First, it was several methods, not one; second, those researchers using it were well aware of the perils and took complicated steps to avoid the problems with the method; third, although its heyday was in the years prior to World War I, it remained a widespread tool long after John Watson thought he had written its obituary in his so-called “behaviorist manifesto” of 1912 ( Chapter 1). CHAPTER 1 - Psychology’s Experimental Foundations. (n.d). Retrieved from EBSCO host . Goodwin, C. J. (2008). A History of Modern Psychology...
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