Essays in Psychologyby William James
Pub. Date: 02/08/1984
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./i>
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."
Table of Contents
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
I. Notes for "The Spatial Quale"
II. Questionnaire on Consciousness of Lost Limbs
A Note on the Editorial Method
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