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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.
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