STALIN AND THE USES OF PSYCHOLOGY,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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Certain Soviet ideological trends of recent years are discussed in their relation to the regimes policy in internal affairs. These trends center around the militant revival in Soviet psychology of Pavlovs teachings on the conditioned reflex. The Pavlovian revival, which began in 1949, is examined in connection with various developments in biology, political economy, and other fields, and the entire ideological complex is related to a central policy motivation which is called transformism. The final part of the study is concerned with various indications of a postStalin retreat from transformism and the ideology associated with it.