Reprint Volume 1-25

Reprint Volume 1-25

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...volume ' may be estimated and their currents charted. We have lived on the banks of these great rivers, idly dreaming about the possibilities of their origin and the strength of their currents, but have made no provision for protection against floods which have overflowed the banks until we were forced by disaster to repair the damages and get rid of the signs of devastation. Is this not the time to quit ourselves like men and desist from referring to our delayed and spasmodic efforts to make reparation for the damage resulting from our lack of foresight as acts of charity? Let us see now if it is not possible to get a glimpse of the chief problems relating to human life from an angle which will facilitate their formulation, and at the same time enable us to see the close dependence of the various factors concerned. Life has long been recognized as a process of adjustment. The range of successful adjustments varies in human beings all the way from the plane which is on the level with the activities of the lower animals to the mark reached by the man of genius. The degree of successful adjustment attained depends upon a number of different factors; first, upon the conditions existing within the human machine and then upon those without. collectively described as environmental. At this point we-shall not further complicate the statement of the problem by trying to distinguish between the part played by environment or heredity in supplying the forces to run the machine. In the study of the mechanisms of adjustment, we may take advantage of the analyses of temperament and character made for us by disease. Various accidents may happen to impair the adjusting capacities of the machine, physical disorders may reduce the functional...
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  • Paperback | 126 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929926
  • 9781236929921