Ribot Teodyul( French psychologist.)
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(1839-1916) - French psychologist. Attaching great importance to the method in patopsihologicheskomu. Establishing normal patterns of the psyche ( 'Diseases of memory', 1881, 'Diseases of the will', 1883; 'Diseases of the personality', 1885), established one of the laws of memory (the law of regression memory Ribot). In papers devoted to analyzing the attention, imagination, emotional memory, the development of general concepts, etc., was guided by the principles and methods of natural science, the notion of reflex mechanisms and motor lines of the psyche, its social nature. As an opponent of metaphysics and idealism, P. assotsianistskuyu developed a concept that had a materialist orientation. This has been important in the era of the formation of psychology as an independent objective biological science. R. one of the first in the West recognized several of the reflex theory and. M. Sechenov in explaining the essence and the neurophysiological mechanisms of mental life.