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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 - Psychologys Experimental Foundations. (n.d). Retrieved from EBSCO host . Goodwin, C. J. (2008). A History of Modern Psychology...
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