Educational; Psychology

Educational; Psychology

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...in environment. The original natures of the stocks may have altered somewhat during that time, but surely not much. Our thoughts and ways of thinking and our habits, customs and ideals have been and are being made very unlike those of our ancestors by some outside forces. But what the forces were and how each contributed to the result is not known. Illustrations of the latter case form a large proportion of the facts studied under the vague rubric of education. Such and such children have gone to school, they have been taught by such and such teachers, using this and that method, at a cost of so many dollars, with aid of a material plant worth so much; but what has come of it all, no cautious thinker would dare say. What has been and is being done to children in schools is more or less well described in official and private records, but what happens in children as its consequence is largely unknown. So much for the attitude in which a student of human nature must approach the problems of the effect of different environments on identical natures, of the effect of the same environment on different natures, and of the effect of the endless different cooperations of environments and natures. Samples of Measurements of the Influence of the Environment I shall report four samples of studies of the influence of the environment upon intellect and character. The first is Galton's History of Twins '83, a study of the amount of its influence in comparison with that of original nature. The second, from Cattell's Statistical Study of American Men of Science '06, is a study of the effect of early opportunity upon scientific achievement. The third is Rice's study of the effect of different school environments upon ability in spelling and arithmetic '97 and '02....show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236512472
  • 9781236512475