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 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 ...
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 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...
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Very Good. xi, , 329,  p. Bound in publisher's cloth. Hardcover. No dust jacket. Good binding and cover. Clean, unmarked pages. Name on fep. May be latter printing. "This book hopes to be a source of information for the teacher. It aims to present the essentials of all which modern psychology may offer to the school. Yet this is only one side of its task. Many signs indicate that a turn in the road of educational progress is near. Important changes seem unavoidable. A pedagogical unrest has set in. It is a time in which the fundamental principles and methods must be discussed with thoroughness and without prejudice. Hence it is not sufficient simply to report the psychological facts, but more important to examine carefully all the connections between psychology and education. The lack of clearness in this relation has been one of the most damaging sources of confusion in recent years. This book on psychology and education is, in a way, a continuation of my recent volumes, "On the Witness Stand" and "Psychotherapy, " the one discussing the relation of psychology to law, the other to medicine. All three deal with the practical value of modern laboratory psychology for the daily life. They represent not the only, but the three most important aspects of applied psychology"--Preface.
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