self-observation

[ ob-zur-vey-shuhn ]SEE DEFINITION OF self-observation
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Psychology, resting on self-observation, is pronounced a delusion.

So far as self-observation throws any light on the matter, this statement appears to be correct.

But the very keenness of his self-observation gradually brings him healing: a mastery of the body by the brain.

They are not quite so new to the world, to experimental labor in the business of tuition, or to self-observation.

It can only be determined by practised self-consciousness and self-observation, assisted by observation of others.

Once he has spoken he can improve himself by self-observation or according to the criticisms of those who hear.

Upon the ground alone that substance be the object of self-observation, as cause is said to be.

In the adult mind the disturbing influence of self-observation is a matter of notorious moment.

Speaking simply from self-observation, I find that in my own case tea and coffee are far more perilous than tobacco.

Moreover, we shall never get acquainted with this mental field of view from self-observation alone.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "performance of a religious rite," from Latin observationem (nominative observatio) "a watching over, observance, investigation," noun of action from past participle stem of observare (see observe). Sense of "act or fact of paying attention" is from 1550s. Meaning "a remark in reference to something observed" first recorded 1590s.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SELF-OBSERVATION

introspection

nounself-analysis
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