The Elements of Scientific Psychology

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION15
The divisions of psychology, 15;
The nature of psychology, 19;
Introspection and external observation, 27;
The methods of psychology, 28;
Genetic and introspectionalist psychology, 33.
CHAPTER II SENSE PERCEPTION37
Complex and elementary sense objects, 37;
The characters of sense data, 39;
The senses, 40;
Sensory stimuli, 43;
The physiological sensory mechanism, 47.
CHAPTER III THE CRANIAL SENSES50
Gustation, 50;
Olfaction, 53;
Vision, 56;
Audition, 80.
CHAPTER IV THE SOMATIC, VISCERAL AND LABYRINTHINE SENSES94
The dermal senses, 94;
Palmesthesis, 99;
The sexual sense, 101;
Kinesthesis, 101;
Bodily feelings, 102.
CHAPTER V SOME DETAILS CONCERNING SENSORY CHARACTERS112
The relativity of sense data, 112;
Stimulus thresholds 113;
Physiological conditions of intensity and quality, 115;
Temporal and spatial characters, 117;
Movement, 119.
CHAPTER VI SOME SIMPLE RELATIONS OF SENSE DATA121
Relations as objects of consciousness, 121;
Identity and difference of sense data, 124;
Threshold differences of sense data, 124;
The intensity difference threshold and Weber's law, 125;
Intermediacy or betweenness, 129.
CHAPTER VII SOME SENSORY MEASUREMENTS131
Measurements and tests, 131;
Olfactory and gustatory measurements, 132;
Visual measurements, 135;
Auditory measurements, 148;
Measurements of dermal sensitivity, 151.

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