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Behavioral Psychology Quotes by Ivan Pavlov

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Behavior Psychology Quotes by Ivan Pavlov

“Do not become a mere recorder of facts, but try and penetrate the mystery of their origin.”

“Essentially only one thing in life interests us: our psychical constitution, the mechanism of which was and is wrapped in darkness. All human resources, art, religion, literature, philosophy and historical sciences, all of them join in bringing lights in this darkness. But man has still another powerful resource: natural science with its strictly objective methods. This science, as we all know, is making huge progress every day. The facts and considerations which I have placed before you at the end of my lecture are one out of numerous attempts to employ a consistent, purely scientific method of thinking in the study of the mechanism of the highest manifestations of life in the dog, the representative of the animal kingdom that is man’s best friend.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

“I am convinced that an important stage of human thought will have been reached when the physiological and the psychological, the objective and the subjective, are actually united when the tormenting conflicts or contradictions between my consciousness and my body will have been factually resolved or discarded.”

“I was, I am and will remain the Russian, the son of the Motherland. Her life, first of all, I will be interested in. I will live with her interests. With her’s dignity, I will strengthen mine.”

“In gaining the knowledge you must accustom yourself to the strictest sequence. You must be familiar with the very groundwork of science before you try to climb the heights. Never start on the “next” before you have mastered the “previous.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

“In the dog, two conditions were found to produce pathological disturbances by functional interference, namely, an unusually acute clashing of the excitatory and inhibitory processes, and the influence of strong and extraordinary stimuli. In man precisely, similar conditions constitute the usual causes of nervous and psychic disturbances. Different conditions productive of extreme excitation, such as intense grief or bitter insults, often lead, when the natural reactions are inhibited by the necessary restraint, to profound and prolonged loss of balance in the nervous and psychic activity.”

“Learn the ABC of science before you try to ascend to its summit.”

“Learn, compare, collect the facts!”

“Let the mind rises from victory to victory over surrounding nature, let it but conquer for human life and activity not only the surface of the earth but also all that lies between the depth of the sea and the outer limits of the atmosphere; let it commands for its service prodigious energy to flow from one part of the universe to the other, let it annihilates space for the transference of its thoughts.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

“Mankind will possess incalculable advantages and extraordinary control over human behaviour when the scientific investigator will be able to subject his fellow men to the same external analysis he would employ for any natural object, and when the human mind will contemplate itself not from within but from without.”

“Modesty. Never think you know all. Though others may flatter you, retain the courage to say, “I am ignorant”.”

“One can truly say that the irresistible progress of natural science since the time of Galileo has made its first halt before the study of the higher parts of the brain, the organ of the most complicated relations of the animal to the external world. And it seems, and not without reason, that now is the really critical moment for natural science; for the brain, in its highest complexity—the human brain—which created and creates natural science, itself becomes the object of this science.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

“One can truly say that the irresistible progress of natural science since the time of Galileo has made its first halt before the study of the higher parts of the
brain, the organ of the most complicated relations of the animal to the external world. And it seems, and not without reason, that now is the really critical moment for natural science; for the brain, in its highest complexity—the human brain—which created and creates natural science, itself becomes the object of this science.” 

“Only science, exact science about human nature itself, and the most sincere approach to it by the aid of the omnipotent scientific method will deliver man from his present gloom and will purge him from his contemporary share in the sphere of interhuman relations.”

“Perfect as the wing of a bird maybe, it will never enable the bird to fly if unsupported by air. Facts are the air of science. Without them, a man of science can never rise. Without them, your theories are vain surmises. But while you are studying, observing, experimenting, do not remain content with the surface of things. Do not become a mere recorder of facts, but try to penetrate the mystery of their origin. Seek obstinately for the laws that govern them.”

“Science demands from a man all his life. If you had two lives that would not be enough for you. Be passionate in your work and in your searching.” 

“Science must be your passion. Remember that science claims a man’s whole life. Had he two lives they would not suffice. Science demands an undivided allegiance from its followers. In your work and in your research there must always be passion.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

“The digestive canal is in its task a complete chemical factory. The raw material passes through a long series of institutions in which it is subjected to certain mechanical and, mainly, chemical processing, and then, through innumerable side-streets, it is brought into the depot of the body. Aside from this basic series of institutions, along which the raw material moves, there is a series of lateral chemical manufactories, which prepare certain reagents for the appropriate processing of the raw material.”

“The nervous system is the most complex and delicate instrument on our planet, by means of which relations, connections are established between the numerous parts of the organism, as well as between the organism, as a highly complex system, and the innumerable, external influences. If the closing and opening of electric current are now regarded as an ordinary technical device, why should there be any objection to the idea that the same principle acts in this wonderful instrument? On this basis, the constant connection between the external agent and the response of the organism, which it evokes, can be rightly called an unconditioned reflex, and the temporary connection—a conditioned reflex.”

“The Sun-Paul must consider only one thing: what is the relation of this or that external reaction of the animal to the phenomena of the external world?”

“We must painfully acknowledge that, precisely because of its great intellectual developments, the best of man’s domesticated animals—the dog—most often becomes the victim of physiological experiments. Only dire necessity can lead one to experiment on cats—on such impatient, loud, malicious animals. During chronic experiments, when the animal, having recovered from its operation, is under lengthy observation, the dog is irreplaceable; moreover, it is extremely touching. It is almost a participant in the experiments conducted upon it, greatly facilitating the success of the research by its understanding and compliance.” – Behavioral Psychology Quotes

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