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1st Edition

Experimental Psychology

ISBN 9781138999756
Published June 15, 2017 by Psychology Press
428 Pages

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Book Description

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."

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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