Essays in Psychology

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Overview

The twenty-nine articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a long span of years, from 1878 (twelve years prior to The Principles of Psychology) to 1906. Some are theoretical; others examine specific psychological phenomena or report the results of experiments James had conducted.

Written for the most part for a scholarly rather than a popular audience, they exhibit James's characteristic lucidity and persuasiveness, and they reveal the roots and development of his view on a wide range of psychological issues. As William R. Woodward notes in his Introduction, these essays "bring the reader closer to James's sources, thereby illuminating his indebtedness to tradition as well as his creative departure from it."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780674267145
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • Publication date: 2/8/1984
  • Series: The Works of William James Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.52 (h) x 1.33 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword

Introduction by William R. Woodward

ESSAYS IN PSYCHOLOGY

1. Brute and Human Intellect

2. Are We Automata?

3. The Spatial Quale

4. The Feeling of Effort

5. Notes on the Sense of Dizziness in Deaf-Mutes

6. The Sense of Dizziness in Deaf-Mutes

7. On Some Omissions of Introspective Psychology

8. What Is an Emotion?

9. The Latest Cure for Sea-Sickness

10. Report of the Committee on Hypnotism

11. A Suggestion for the Prevention of Sea-Sickness

12. Reaction-Time in the Hypnotic Trance

13. The Consciousness of Lost Limbs

14. What the Will Effects

15. Réponse de M. W. James aux remarques de M. Renouvier, sur sa théorie de la volonté

16. "The Psychological Theory of Extension"

17. The Congress of Physiological Psychology at Paris

18. The Hidden Self

19. Notes on Ansel Bourne

20. A Plea for Psychology as a 'Natural Science'

21. Thought Before Language: A Deaf-Mute's Recollections

22. The Original Datum of Space-Consciousness

23. Professor Wundt and Feelings of Innervation

24. The Physical Basis of Emotion

25. Person and Personality: From Johnson's Universal Cyclopædia

26. Consciousness Under Nitrous Oxide

27. Introduction to The Psychology of Suggestion by Boris Sidis

28. Introduction to The Elements of Psychology by Edward L. Thorndike

29. On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake

Notes

Appendixes

I. Notes for "The Spatial Quale"

II. Questionnaire on Consciousness of Lost Limbs

A Note on the Editorial Method

The Text of Essays in Psychology

Apparatus

Emendations

Textual Notes

Historical Collation

Word-Division

General Index

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