This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... will be helpful. The careful adjustment of the motor impulses in fixating and listening, in writing and reading and ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ... will be helpful. The careful adjustment of the motor impulses in fixating and listening, in writing and reading and drawing, is a constant schooling of the attention. Yes, it is evident that in this sense even systematic gymnastic training will do some service. The motor processes then work backward on the mental states. The careful adjustment of the motor organs reenforces the vividness and clearness of the ideas, and the suppression of the opposite actions secures the inhibition of the interfering thoughts. The shiftless mind can be most directly forced into service by a systematic control of the motor response. The misapplication begins only if the motor activities are reenforced in such a way that they themselves enter into: the center of attention. The mental balance then becomes disturbed, and that which was to secure attention becomes an element of distraction. But the importance of motor training for the development of attention leads to the question of individual differences, as there cannot exist a general prescription which fits those children who are naturally indolent and inexpressive and those others who are naturally inclined to vivid movements and to strong expression. The individual differences in the character of the attention are indeed manifold. They are the most fundamental differences of men, perhaps more responsible than anything else in our mental make-up for the difference between success and failure in the various callings, in a certain way even between genius and the average ability. All such differences show themselves from early youth. The experiment can point to them rapidly. The carefully observing teacher can find them by watching the behavior, the work, and the progress of the child. If we arrange the...Read Less
Acceptable. NY: Appleton, 1914. 7th printing. [First published 1909. ] x+[1i]+329+pp. + 3 leaves of rear ads. 12mo. Paneled red cloth with gilt spine lettering, top edge gilt. Courville library bookplate, several library numbers to the title-page and whited spine call number, a good copy with some shelfwear & flecking to the covers. Weight: 1 pound 3.0 ounces = 541 grams. Size: 7.8 x 5.4 x 1.2 inches = 19.5 x 13.5 x 3cm. Inquire if you need further information. Gach.
Ex-Library. N. 330 pages. With library stamps & labels. Library binding with new endpapers. A few light spots of foxing (mainly to half title) Quantity Available: 1. Category: Education; Psychology; n.
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