Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Psychology

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"Not psychology, but to psychologize" represents the educational objective toward which this book has been written. This fact accounts for certain characteristics as to method of presentation, selection and arrangement of content, direct address, and changes in style, all of which contribute toward action. It also accounts for the fact that the book is not a dictionary of psychological definitions or an encyclopedia of psychological facts.

John Hunter, the famous physician, once said, " Don't think; try," by which he really meant, "Think, but do not stop at thinking; test your thought by experiment." The experiments and exercises are designed to occupy about the same length of time in the preparation of a lesson as the study of the body of the text. No apparatus is required, but the instructor will occasionally find it advantageous to supply such things as paper and pins. It is essential that the exercises be performed with serious precision and thoroughness and that the record be made before reading the interpretative discussion which usually follows the directions. In accordance with available time and resources of the institution, demonstrations, class experiments, and further class exercises . . .

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