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A stimulus-response analysis of insight in psychotherapy by F. J. Shaw is criticized as failing to account for the phenomenon of "working through" in psychotherapy, and as appearing to require that insight must always occur prior to the elimination of neurotic behavior. (See ^W20:^n 1943.)
The hypothetical construct as defined by MacCorquodale and Meehl must be regarded as only a temporary expedient in the development of psychological theory. Such constructs may be useful in the preliminary phases of scientific work and in suggesting research, but they must ultimately be...
Perception is the apprehension of the relatedness of things with reference to a particular space and time framework. The relatedness of things is revealed through action. As a result of the effectiveness of actions the individual builds a pattern of unconscious assumptions. This assumptive world...
A reply to questions raised joining issue with the proponents of the "New Look" approach to perceptual research (see ^W25:^n 7841).
Psychology is in a pre-theoretical stage, and its central problem is to move toward adequate theory. The pursuit of theoretical psychology faces five major tasks: education in the methodology and logic of science; analysis of methodological or "foundation" problems more or less unique to...
Laws of perception, memory, judgment, and thinking are not merely principles of verbal response, but can be usefully separated, operationally as well as conceptually. A study of the effects of personal values and frequency of usage upon both the perceptual thresholds and the recall of verbal...
The methodology and theoretical interpretation of Zeigarnik in her investigation of the effect of interruption on recall are critically examined and experimental results presented to indicate a "more fruitful" approach to the problem.
Frequency of use of a word is inversely related to the word's duration threshold (in tachistoscopic exposure). High interest or "value" rank is correlated with relatively frequent use of a word. Therefore visual duration thresholds are an indication of word frequency rather than the operation of...
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