Other People's Daughters

Other People's Daughters

Other People's Daughters

Other People's Daughters

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The following sketches of girls, their sweethearts and their families, all of whom have found living in a complex world a somewhat difficult matter, are not offered merely as records of fact, nor as bits of life disguised as fiction, although they are both of these. They are preëminently an experimental attempt on the part of one interested, not only in the human drama, but in the science of psychology, to study, by a kind of transplanted laboratory method, emotional phenomena which by the nature of the case can never be caught, held, and analyzed in the cool atmosphere of the laboratory. To the chemist and the physicist with their proud boast of measurable elements, the science of psychology must ever appear, and in reality is, inexact. The psychologist, interested in events outside the laboratory as well as in, is rather in the position of that other scientist of later days, the geographer. Neither one can capture or buy at wholesale his continents or his tides, his loves or his hates, and measure them under a quiet microscope. Each must rather, with . . .

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