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BRACERS Record Detail

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Collection code 
RA3
Class no. 
1653
Document no. 
Box no. 
Source if not BR 

Chicago U. Library

Recipient(s) 
Demeree, Mr.
Sender(s) 
BR
Date 
1924/02/16
Enclosures/References 
Form of letter 
ALS(X)
Pieces 
2
BR's address code (if sender) 
LSY
Notes, topics or text 

BR replies to questions posed by Mr. Demeree on his method of social investigation—he does not "employ any particular method". BR writes about social psychology and notes Lenin and "the statesmen who made modern Japan" as exceptions to his behaviourist approach. "I should always, in interpreting behaviour, allow myself to use psychological imagination of the sort required in novels and dramas" and self-observation. He finds "Rivers's writing the nearest approach to a scientific basis for the way in which to ... to investigate social problems."

This letter is in the papers of Charles Merriam, who was shortly to become the founder of the University of Chicago's Social Science Division.

Filed 
Published 
Russell letter no. 
Permission 
Everyone
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121026
Record created 2014/06/20
Record last modified 2016/03/08
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