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Re: [xmca] Vygotsky and Behaviourism

On p. 31 of "Making of Mind", Luria writes of arriving in Moscow from Kazan in 1923:
"The situation in the institute when I arrived was peculiar indeed. All of the laboratories had been renamed to include the term 'reactions': there was a laboratory of visual reactions (perception), of mnemonic reactions (memory), of emotional reactions, and so forth. All this was meant to eliminate any traces of subjective psychology and to replace it with a kind of behaviorism." 
Luria clearly thinks that "reactology" really was a kind of relabelled behaviorism. So do I!
David Kellogg
Seoul National University of Education

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