Talks to Teachers on Psychology, and to Students on Some of Life's Ideals

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TALKS TO TEACHERS
ON PSYCHOLOGY: AND TO STUDENTS ON SOME OF LIFE'S IDEALS

BY

WILLIAM JAMES

PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AT HARVARD UNIVERSITY

NEW IMPRESSION

LONGMANS, GREENN AND CO.

39 PATERNOSTER ROW, LONDON BOMBAY AND CALCUTTA 1910

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Table of contents

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  • Title Page i
  • Preface iii
  • Contents vii
  • TALKS TO TEACHERS 1
  • I - PSYCHOLOGY AND THE TEACHING ART 3
  • II - THE STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS 15
  • III - THE CHILD AS A BEHAVING ORGANISM 22
  • IV - EDUCATION AND BEHAVIOR 29
  • V - THE NECESSITY OF REACTIONS 33
  • VI - NATIVE REACTIONS AND ACQUIRED RE­ ACTIONS 38
  • VII - WHAT THE NATIVE REACTIONS ARE 45
  • VIII - THE LAWS OF HABIT 64
  • IX - THE ASSOCIATION OF IDEAS 79
  • X - INTEREST 91
  • XI - ATTENTION 100
  • XII - MEMORY 116
  • XIII - THE ACQUISITION OF IDEAS 144
  • XIV - APPERCEPTIOIN 155
  • XV - THE WILL 169
  • TALKS TO STUDENTS 197
  • I - THE GOSPEL OF RELAXATION 199
  • II - ON A CERTAIN BLINDNESS IN HUMAN BEINGS 229
  • III - WHAT MAKES A LIFE SIGNIFICANT 265
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