Book DetailAuthor: Matt Jarvis Publisher: ISBN: 0198813155 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 904
Principles of Psychology offers students a complete introduction to psychology. It balances contemporary approaches with classic perspectives, weaves stimulating conceptual issues throughout the text, and encourages students to think critically, creatively, and practically about the subject and how it applies to the real-world.
Book DetailAuthor: William James Publisher: e-artnow ISBN: 8027244773 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 1259
There are four methods from James' book: stream of consciousness (James' most famous psychological metaphor); emotion (later known as the James–Lange theory); habit (human habits are constantly formed to achieve certain results); and will (through James' personal experiences in life). Contents: THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY (VOL. 1) Preface I. The Scope of Psychology II. The Functions of the Brain III. On Some General Conditions of Brain Activity IV. Habit V. The Automaton Theory VI. The Mind-Stuff Theory VII. The Methods and Snares of Psychology VIII. The Relations of Minds to Other Things IX. The Stream of Thought X. The Consciousness of Self XI. Attention XII. Conception XIII. Discrimination and Comparison XIV. Association XV. The Perception of Time XVI. Memory THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY (VOL. 2) XVII. Sensation XVIII. Imagination XIX. The Perception of 'Things' XX. The Perception of Space XXI. The Perception of Reality XXII. Reasoning XXIII. The Production of Movement XXIV. Instinct XXV. The Emotions XXVI. Will XXVII. Hypnotism XXVIII. Necessary Truths and the Effects of Experience
Book DetailAuthor: Kurt Lewin Publisher: Read Books Ltd ISBN: 1446547132 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 260
The concepts which are discussed in the following chapters have been developed and tried out in the course of the last ten years. They are based on both experimental investigations and case histories. In presenting them we are not promulgating a new “system” limited to a specific content, but rather we are describing a “tool,” a set of concepts by means of which one can represent psychological reality. As I see it, the outstanding characteristics of this undertaking are: 1. It tries to build up a framework for the constructive representation and derivation of psychological processes which is logically consistent and at the same time adapted to the special properties of the “psychological life space.” 2. It includes both the characteristics of the environment and of the person. 3. It makes no more assumptions than are required. 4. It proceeds by a method of successive approximation. The concepts developed in the following pages are “operational” in so far as a univocal relation between concepts and observable data is consistently maintained. Although the concepts always extend from the level of phenomena into the level of causal relationships, they are “descriptive” in the sense of Newton’s dictum: Hypotheses non fingo. That is, they express the nature of certain relationships and at the same time avoid that type of “explanation” which is characteristic of speculative theories and which is at present, as it seems to me, a real handicap to our science.
Book DetailAuthor: William James Publisher: Cosimo, Inc. ISBN: 1602062838 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 708
The Principles of Psychology is a two-volume introduction to the study of the human mind. Based on his classroom lessons and first published in 1890, James has gathered together what he feels to be the most interesting and most accessible information for the beginning student. Psychology, according to James, deals with thoughts and feelings as its facts and does not attempt to determine where such things come from. This would be the realm of metaphysics, and he is careful to avoid crossing over from science into philosophy. This first volume contains discussions of the brain, methods for analyzing behavior, thought, consciousness, attention, association, time, and memory. Anyone wanting a thorough introduction to psychology will find this work useful and engaging. American psychologist and philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), brother of novelist Henry James, was a groundbreaking researcher at Harvard University and one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. Among his many works are Human Immortality (1898) and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).
Book DetailAuthor: Aimée M. Surprenant Publisher: Psychology Press ISBN: 1136950648 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 188
This monograph proposes 7 principles of human memory. These principles are qualitative statements of empirical regularities that can serve as intermediary explanations and which follow from viewing memory as a function.
Book DetailAuthor: Stephen N. Haynes Publisher: John Wiley & Sons ISBN: 9780471416135 Category : Psychology Languages : en Pages : 544
In one volume, the leading researchers in behavioral assessment interpret the range of issues related to behavioral tests, including test development and psychometrics, clinical applications, ethical and legal concerns, use with diverse populations, computerization, and the latest research. Clinicians and researchers who use these instruments will find this volume invaluable, as it contains the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on this important aspect of practice.