The behaviorist finds himself in a rather peculiar situation today: denying mind, the philosophers will have nothing to do with him; denying consciousness and its subdivisions, such as sensations, perceptions, images, and the like, the psychologist will have nothing to do with him; the further implication from all this—that there is no unconscious, no subconscious, no coconscious—leads the psychanalyst to have nothing to do with him.
The behaviorist's psychology is based on reflexes—your reflexes.
A great many years ago, I took rather seriously the often expressed hope of my friends in physics, my friends in physiology, and even in psychology, that we ought to have an objective psychology. They claimed that people were tired of chasing the unknown and not knowing it when they found it. I tried even as far back as 1904 to build up, for my own entertainment largely, a kind of psychology (maybe it is
WATSON JB. BEHAVIORISM: A PSYCHOLOGY BASED ON REFLEXES. Arch NeurPsych. 1926;15(2):185–204. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200200036003
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