The Psychology of Conviction (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Study of Beliefs and Attitudes

The Psychology of Conviction (Barnes & Noble Digital Library): A Study of Beliefs and Attitudes

by Joseph Jastrow
     
 

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This 1918 volume is concerned, as the author writes in his preface, "with the interaction of our logical and psychological nature" to create belief and conviction.  Numerous case studies are included to illustrate the author's arguments.  Chapters include "Belief and Credulity," "The Will to Believe in the Supernatural," "The Psychology of Indulgence:

Overview

This 1918 volume is concerned, as the author writes in his preface, "with the interaction of our logical and psychological nature" to create belief and conviction.  Numerous case studies are included to illustrate the author's arguments.  Chapters include "Belief and Credulity," "The Will to Believe in the Supernatural," "The Psychology of Indulgence: Alcohol and Tobacco," and "The Feminine Mind."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411462755
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
09/27/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
416
File size:
375 KB

Meet the Author


Joseph Jastrow (1863-1944) was a psychologist, educator, and critic of psychical research. Through his syndicated newspaper column "Keeping Mentally Fit" (1928-32), he contributed to popularizing the subject of psychoanalysis.).  He was one of the first scientists to study the evolution of language, and also worked on the phenomena of optical illusions (his most famous being the duck-rabbit illusion).  His other books on psychology  include Fact and Fable in Psychology (1900), The Subconscious (1906), Wish and Wisdom: Episodes in the Vagaries of Belief (1935), and The House That Freud Built (1932); those on magic include The Psychology of Deception (1888) and Psychological Notes on Sleight-of-Hand Experts (1896).

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