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intervenes in psychological disputes, puts to rout the Introspectionist, and affirms loudly that those who still attach themselves to the traditional psyche are wasting their time; and that his plan is the only fruitful one--namely, that of peripheral observer, and recorder of the inevitable reflex; that the "mind" is action: the human being a machine into which you drop a penny in the form of a stimulus--and sooner or later the figure works.
The author mentions examples of "people oriented introspectionist.
The introspectionist psychology popular in America before Freud--psychology of the William James variety--did not accommodate or explain, or even really discuss, the power of sex.