Ok. I’m sold that this is very worth looking into.
“Investigating Pristine Inner Experience”. I don’t think it needs the religious-y look and feel but as it’s the holy grail of psychology, I suppose it’s justified in that way.
Russell T. Hurlburt and Christopher L. Heavey seem to be the two main scientists working on this together for some time now and have their disagreements as anybody who works together does.
This particular book is written by Russell T. Hurlburt and I’ll find a copy somehow as I usually do. I’m sold that it’s worth looking into in detail to see if it’s focusing on the little nugget that I think it is.
“You live your entire waking life immersed in your inner experiences (thoughts, feelings, sensations, etc.) – private phenomena created by you, just for you, your own way. Despite their intimacy and ubiquity, you probably don’t know the characteristics of your own inner phenomena; neither does psychology or consciousness science. Investigating Pristine Inner Experience explores how to apprehend inner experience in high fidelity. This book will transform your view of your own inner experience, awaken you to experiential differences between people, and thereby reframe your thinking about psychology and consciousness science, which banned the study of inner experience for most of a century and yet continued to recognize its fundamental importance. The author, a pioneer in using beepers to explore inner experience, draws on his 35 years of studies to provide fascinating and provocative views of everyday inner experience and experience in bulimia, adolescence, the elderly, schizophrenia, Tourette’s syndrome, virtuosity, and so on. “
Oh it’s going to be hard to get past the hyperbole but maybe it won’t be so bad. I like what they’re looking into and having standardization in methodology is a good thing and I want to see how they did.