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THE note published in NATURE under date of April 18, in reference to my article in the April number of Mind, leads me to think that it may be well to explain my reasons for adopting the terminology there and elsewhere used by me, and which the writer of the note calls in question. I do so with the hope that this explanation may lead towards that “consensus of opinion on psychological nomenclature” that the writer of the note thinks is at present impossible.

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MARSHALL, H. Instinct-Impulse. Nature 52, 130 (1895) doi:10.1038/052130a0

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