RETROSPECTION By N., Sam M.S. - 18 Reflection on recent past events. Compare with: introspection. RETROSPECTION: "She had a period of intense retrospection." Related Psychology Terms ADOLESCENCE (Theories) PRENATAL DEVELOPMENT HYPERMNESIA EMOTION (General) LOCKE, JOHN (1632-1704) Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development ORAL CHARACTER NERVE CONDUCTION FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) PURKINJC-SANSON IMAGES Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "RETROSPECTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/retrospection/ (accessed July 3, 2022).