The Primer of Psychology

The Primer of Psychology

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The Primer of Psychology

The Primer of Psychology

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The text of this second edition has been thoroughly revised, and, I hope, considerably improved. Sections 23, 37, 85, 87, 92, and III have been modified or rewritten; several new exercises have been added; a large number of minor changes have been introduced in all the chapters; and, for the benefit of those who do not read German, a second Appendix, dealing with Flechsig's scheme of the cortical centres, has been inserted.

As regards the use of the book, I may quote from the Preface to the first edition:--

No experiment should be undertaken whose meaning the teacher does not thoroughly understand; none should be performed in class until he has thoroughly tested and familiarised himself with the instruments. So far as time allows, pupils should be encouraged to put their own apparatus together: to cut their own colour-discs, calculate their own pendulum-units, etc. They should also be instructed that the object of a psychological experiment is not to 'get things right,' to arrive at some prescribed result; but to get things as they are, to arrive at the truth. All idea of competition should be eliminated from the work. It will probably be found that Chapters VI., IX., and XIII. are somewhat more difficult than the rest; more time . . .

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