1st Edition

Psychology of Early Childhood Up to the Sixth Year of Age

By William Stern Copyright 1930
    624 Pages
    by Routledge

    610 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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.


    Stern, William