A position in psychology supported by William James early in the 2oth century. The basics of which are that no particular school of though should be used in psychology to the exclusion of others that may have legitimacy in the treatment. James proposed that reality consists not of subject and object, that is mind and matter, but of pure human experience. James also thought that the entirety of human experience is a legitimate domain for psychological examination.

RADICAL EMPIRICISM: "Radical Empiricism was first proposed by William James in 1904."
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