Experimental Psychology

Experimental Psychology

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Originally published in German in 1923, this English edition was first published in 1931. From the translators preface: "Experimentelle Psychologie is characterized by an excellent summarizing of the most recent experimental data and by a spirit of fairness which it exhibits in organizing facts under general theoretical principles. Besides informing the reader, it stimulates him by critical remarks and suggestions for further thinking and experimentation." Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.
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  • Hardback | 428 pages
  • 138 x 216 x 23.88mm | 635g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138998435
  • 9781138998438

Table of contents

Translator's Preface. Prefaces. Introduction. Book 1: Psychical Elements and their Direct Combination Section 1: Sensations 1. The Isolation of Sensations 2. The Higher Sensations 3. The Lower Sensations 4. The Law of Specific Energy 5. Psychophysics Section 2: Sensation Complexes 1. Simultaneous Combinations of Tones 2. Visual Space Perception 3. Sensation Complexes of the Tactual Sense Section 3: Absolute Images. Section. 4: The Combination of Images with Sensations and Sensation-Complexes. Section 5: The Simplest Cognitive Achievements. Section 6: The Combination of the Function of Relation with Sensation-Complexes 1. Gestalt Perception 2. Movement Perception 3. Perception of Time Section 7: Elementary Feelings. Section 8: Elementary Volition Book 2: The Renewal of Images as the Foundation of Higher Psychical Performances Section 1: General Laws Relating to Revival of Images. Section 2: Association as the Basis of Reproduction 1. Brain and Consciousness 2. Investigation of Special Laws of Association 3. Extension of our Consideration to the Whole Consciousness Book 3: The Higher Mental Achievements of Adults Section 1: Higher Cognitive Achievements 1. Comparison 2. Apprehension of Objects 3. Perception and Image 4. Concept and Meaning 5. Certainty 6. Inferential Thinking 7. Productive Thinking 8. Judgment, Assumption and Question 9. Higher Achievements of Memory 10. The "I"-Consciousness Section 2: The Higher Feelings. Section 3: The Volitional Life 1. Preparation of Volitional Acts 2. The Direct Effects of Volitional Acts 3. Volitional Action as the Result of Volitional Acts Book 4: Socially Influenced Mental Achievements Section 1: Language. Section 2: Morals. Section 3: Art. Section 4: Religion Book 5: Exceptional Mental States Section 1: Sleep. Section 2: Dreams. Section 3: Hypnosis. Index of Names. Index of Subjects.
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