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Psychology of Early Childhood

Up to the Sixth Year of Age, 1st Edition

By William Stern


620 pages

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Originally published in 1924, this sixth edition published in 1930 is thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the important advances in the field of child psychology at the time. In this new edition the personal standpoint is emphasized, while at the same time other psychological theories such as mental psychology, form psychology, psychoanalysis and individual psychology have been exhaustively treated, criticized and discussed in contradistinction to the theory of personality. Much fuller treatment has been given to the experimental examination of young children for purposes of research and tests, since it is in this form of investigation that major advances had been made. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Sixth Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Part 1: General Considerations 1. The Aim and Development of Child Psychology 2. Child Psychology Methods 3. Psychic Development Part 2: The Period Before Speech 4. The New-Born Child 5. The Development of Powers 6. The Gain of Experiences 7. Emotions of the First Year Part 3: Development of Speech 8. Preliminaries and Beginnings of Learning to Talk 9. The Psychic Factors of Further Speech-Development 10. The Chief Periods of Further Speech-Development 11. Tests and Measurement of Power of Speech Part 4: Looking at Pictures 12. Detailed Consideration of Looking at Pictures 13. Recognition of Pictures of Single Objects 14. The Recognition of Group-Pictures (Compositions) Part 5: Memory and Practice 15. Recognition 16. Learning and Practice 17. Remembrance 18. Experiments in Descriptive Observation (Aussage) Part 6: Fantasy and Play 19. Characteristics of Fantasy in Early Childhood 20. Dream-Fantasy 21. The Factors of Play-Activity 22. Chief Varieties of Play in Early Childhood Part 7: Enjoyment and Creative Activity 23. Preliminary Stages of Aesthetic Feeling 24. Fairy-Tale Imagination and Pleasure in Confabulation 25. The Child and Music 26. The Visible World Part 8: Thought and Intelligence 27. Formation of Ideas and Judgment 28. Further Stages of Thought (Enquiry and Deduction) 29. Experimental Tests of Mental Power Part 9: Impulse–Emotion–Will–The Various Forms and Directions of Endeavour 30. The Personal Psychology of Effort 31. Effort in the Young Child 32. Suggestion 33. Repression 34. The Ego in Childhood 35. Fear and Nervousness (Anxiety) 36. The Child and Others 37. Necessity and Effects of Punishment 38. Considerations on the Question of Lies. Supplements. Bibliography. Index. Illustrations – Plates 1-11.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Child Development

Psychology Library Editions: Child Development (20 Volume set) brings together a diverse number of titles across many areas of developmental psychology, from children’s play to language development. The series of previously out-of-print titles, originally published between 1930 and 1993, with the majority from the 70s and 80s, includes contributions from many respected authors in the field and charts the progression of the field over this time.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Child
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology
PSYCHOLOGY / Movements / Psychoanalysis