Lessons in Psychology

Lessons in 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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...before they have any practical use for them? Is not building bridges the only way of learning how to build bridges, and is not dealing with people the only way of learning how to influence people? Why should a man who knows how to do things himself waste his time telling other people how to do them, especially as it is futile to tell another person how to do things? How much influence would Napoleon have wielded if he had been a professor of military tactics instead of a practical strategist? Finally, would it not be better for the world if there were less teaching and more learning?" (E. T. House.) Lesson III TEACHING Preparation Step.--I. Many aims have been posited in education. Perhaps the most satisfactory one as a guide and test of the daily work in the schoolroom is that of character. II. Try to realize anew the conception of your stream of thought as in some way a unit which has two aspects, now the outer, and again the inner, the two the same in kind. Think of the ever shifting present of consciousness as the rearrangement of secondary sensuous elements in time, space, and higher relations into ever more adequate generalizations and abstractions. III. I wish you to learn a certain fact that can be made out of the following secondary material: How many times a day do you wash your hands? You answer, "I wash them many times." What do you use in washing them? "I use water and soap, hand-sapolio sometimes.' Once at the seashore I saw a lady dust her silk ruffles with handfuls of the clean dry sand on which she was sitting. Imagine that some one asks you to examine a dainty book, delicately colored. Your first thought is perhaps, "I must not soil it." You thereby show that you care for the quality of the book, have deference, respect to its...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660056
  • 9781236660053