Psychological Principles

Psychological Principles

by James Ward

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Overview

Originally published in 1933 as part of the Cambridge Psychological Library, this book by English psychologist James Ward is largely based on his influential article for the ninth edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica in 1886. Ward argues strongly against the associationist school, which held that the mind was a passive receptor of experiences, rather than an active participant in the interpretation of external stimuli, and concludes that psychology cannot be as objective as other sciences because of the nature of the subject's own mental situation. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of psychology.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781107626119
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/05/2013
Pages: 494
Product dimensions: 6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

1. The definition of psychology; 2. General analysis; 3. Theory of attention; 4. Theory of presentations; 5. Sensation and movement; 6. Perception; 7. Imagination or ideation; 8. Reminiscence, expectation and temporal perception; 9. Memorising, rhythmizing and reading; 10. Feeling; 11. Effects of feeling: emotion and action; 12. Intellection; 13. Forms of synthesis; 14. Belief, certainty and faith; 15. Presentation of self, self-consciousness, subjective being; 16. Conduct: value, choice and freedom; 17. General synthesis of mind, and the concrete individual; 18. The concrete individual and characterology; Index.

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