Medical Psychology

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with social propensities and affections; and with emotional, moral, and religious intuitions and feelings, as well as with intellectual faculties—reasoning and reflecting powers. In the primordial cell of a human organism are ...
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with social propensities and affections; and with emotional, moral, and religious intuitions and feelings, as well as with intellectual faculties—reasoning and reflecting powers. In the primordial cell of a human organism are potentially contained the vital, nervous, and mental forces. Inherent in it are the vital powers of nutrition, development, and growth, under which, in utero, duly supplied with the nutrient pabulum, the bodily fabric is evolved and built up, in accordance with all the subsequent wants of the future man; not only the osseous, muscular, and vascular systems, but the nervous system also, upon the encephalic ganglia of which, as its substrata, the mind itself is dependent for the manifestation of all its phenomena in this life. The germs (so to speak) of all our mental activities, sensational, perceptive, and intellectual, are present from the first. They exist implicitly, ab initio, as constituent elements, in every mens sana; and they are all, in due order, evolved explicitly, as the successive phases of consciousness become developed. And while, on the one hand, we cannot by teaching or training educe or bring forth a new mental faculty any more than we can make a new law of nature or a new organ of sense, so, on the other hand, before all teaching or culture, the instinctive intuitions of the mind, sensational, perceptive, and intellectual, as original principles, are spontaneously developed in the successive phases of consciousness. And first in the order of time are evolved the sensational intuitions of the mind; for the senses come into play from the moment of birth, and among these, as primordial, are those of feeling and touch—universal, or common to all, and the most essential to human existence. Next follow the perceptive intuitions—ideas —the ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781143429545
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 2/10/2010
  • Pages: 98
  • Product dimensions: 9.69 (w) x 7.44 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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