Psychology and Self-development

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Ginn and Company, 1923 - 296 من الصفحات
"The selection and rejection of material for this book has been an evolution in the classroom during many years of search for (1) that which will function directly in increasing the student's capacity as a learner; (2) that which will afford the most useful basis for a course in teacher-training; (3) that which will best meet the needs for a first course in college psychology; (4) that which, instead of merely skimming the cream of interest, will definitely project the student's interest and expectation toward a further and more adequate pursuit of the subject; (5) that which will best help the young student to maintain his poise amid the dizzying enlargements of his mental horizon as he climbs the ascent of higher education and thinks he sees dark chasms yawning between his new knowledge and his old faith. I t has been the intention to admit nothing which is merely argumentative or speculative, which is not essential to the scientific integrity of the whole plan or practically applicable to the needs of the learner, and to omit nothing which properly belongs in a thorough first course in psychology. The functional viewpoint and the physiological basis have been woven into every chapter. A close-knit system of treatment has been sought which explains all psychical phenomena in terms of associations and progressive integration and the conditions which forward or retard these. Each topic grows directly out of the preceding and usually begins with a connecting summary statement. A sufficiently technical vocabulary has been gradually built up by introducing each word where the connection makes its meaning clear. It is hoped that nothing has been lost in scope or scientific accuracy by the effort to make statements simple"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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الصفحة 58 - Van Winkle in Jefferson's play, excuses himself for every fresh dereliction by saying, 'I won't count this time.' Well, he may not count it, and a kind heaven may not count it, but it is being counted none the less. Down among his nerve cells and fibres the molecules are counting it, registering and storing it up, to be used against him when the next temptation comes.
الصفحة 262 - Tis the majority In this, as all, prevails. Assent, and you are sane ; Demur, — you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.
الصفحة 240 - ... a man's will is not good; nor can a reflective and impartial spectator ever look with satisfaction upon the unbroken prosperity of a man who is destitute of the ornament of a pure and good will. A good will would therefore seem to be the indispensable condition without which no one is even worthy to be happy. A man's will is good, not because the consequences which flow from it are good, nor because it is capable of attaining the end which it seeks, but it is good in itself, or because it wills...
الصفحة 239 - Nothing in the whole world, or even outside of the world, can possibly be regarded as good without limitation except a good will.
الصفحة 137 - After remarking that the mathematician positively knows that the sum of the three angles of a triangle is equal to two right angles...
الصفحة 135 - Knowledge before — a discovery that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed of in our philosophy.
الصفحة 94 - The idea of the mind forming images of itself, is as absurd as the belief of Descartes with respect to the external world. There is nothing in the mind which was not previously in the senses, except the mind itself.
الصفحة 239 - An act of the mind, knowingly exerting that dominion it takes itself to have over any part of the man, by employing it in, or withholding it from any particular action." It may more briefly be defined. The determination of the mind to do, or not to do something which we conceive to be in our power.
الصفحة 239 - No doubt it is a good and desirable thing to have intelligence, sagacity, judgment, and other intellectual gifts, by whatever name they may be called ; it is also good and desirable in many respects to possess by nature such qualities as courage, resolution, and perseverance; but all these gifts of nature may be in the highest degree pernicious and hurtful, if the will which directs them, or what is called the character, is not itself good.
الصفحة 128 - The clas-sic example of a syllogism goes as follows: All men are mortal; Socrates is a man; therefore, Socrates is mortal.

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