The Mental Traits of Sex; An Experimental Investigation of the Normal Mind in Men and Women

The Mental Traits of Sex; An Experimental Investigation of the Normal Mind in Men and Women

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...zev, yer, zam, kig, sef, gav, cim, nis") was read aloud, and the second (" hue, cir, suv, nif, fom, mep, yom, fim, zok, seb") presented visually. In both cases the syllables were given at the rate of one per second. To avoid rhythm and secure a constant rate of presentation for all subjects, they were timed by a metronome. The auditory series was read aloud as distinctly as possible, the visual series was placed on a stroboscopic drum and displayed syllable by syllable behind an opening in a black screen. The auditory series was learned first in each case, and the visual series immediately afterward at the same sitting. The subject was given no directions about the way Audi Fig. 4Q Memory. Rate of memorizing. tory series. Abscissas--number of repetitions. Ordinates--number of subjects.----women; men. he should do the memorizing. He was merely told that the series of syllables would be given him as many times as he needed it to learn it correctly A pause of from twelve to fifteen seconds intervened between successive presentations. As soon as the subject thought he knew the series, he began to say it aloud in the interval between presentations. If it were not correctly said, the readings continued until it was. After it was learned the subject was asked to describe accurately the type of imagery he had used in memorizing, to tell whether or not he had learned the series by means of associations, and to report any tendency to group the syllables in learning them. Retentiveness was measured by the number of repetitions required to memorize the same series just one week after the first memorizing. The subject was not told that he would be required to memorize them a second time; the hours were merely arranged so that he came to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529065
  • 9781236529060