A System of Psychology

A System of Psychology

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A System of Psychology

A System of Psychology

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I should not be willing to add to the large number of psychology texts already in existence did I not believe that this book, in spite of its faults of omission and commission, possesses certain good points not found in the other English texts of recent date.

My greatest effort has been to present as consistent and systematic a sketch as possible of the general field of normal human psychology, elaborating the details only when they are essential to the general survey. In a field which is in great and increasing danger of becoming unsystematized to the point of chaos, even to the trained specialist, this method of introduction is absolutely essential.

I have tried to show that the data of psychology cannot at present be definitely described except in terms of theories which are more or less "philosophical," and that the attempt to divorce the data from the theories would result in the uncritical acceptance of fragments of theories. It is important that the student should grasp this truth in the beginning . . .

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