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Psychology in daily life - by Carl Seashore - PDFebook

Psychology in daily life by Carl Seashore

Psychology in daily life by Carl Seashore

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It is the purpose of the series to provide readily intelligible surveys of selected aspects of the study of mind and of its applications. In this self-conscious age, inquiring minutely into the nature of the forces that direct the endeavors of men, psychology has come to its own. 

Recent advances have made possible definite and enlightening ac- counts of the mental processes; the psychological laboratory has refined, extended, and controlled the data; the evolutionary conception has coordinated conclusions derived from widely different sources. Particularly has the psychology of social relations has been given a central position in the practical world, where endowment, motive, and circumstance meet. The emotional, as well as the intellectual, the aesthetic as well as the moral, the occupational as well as the relational impulses and expressions of men, have been duly recognized as part of the psychological endowment — as integral aspects of human nature.

The desire to apply this knowledge reflects the stress of the practical temper; the need for adaptation of the mental equipment to the complex conditions of modern life is insistent. The mental economy enforces the importance of shaping career to capacity; the conservation of mental resources enters vitally into the problems of national welfare. The varied liability of the mind to defect and decay, to distortion and vagary, to degeneration and re-version, sets in relief the critical importance of sanity, which is a eugenic endowment exercised in a wholesome environment.


Carl Emil Seashore, born Sjöstrand was a prominent American psychologist and educator. He was the author of numerous books and articles principally regarding the fields of speech-language pathology, music education, and the psychology of music and art.




Carl Emil Seashore, born Sjöstrand was a prominent American psychologist and educator. He was the author of numerous books and articles principally regarding the fields of speech-language pathology, music education, and the psychology of music and art.


Contents:

I. — Play 1-37
Play is preparation for life — Play continues throughout normal life —
Play is one of the chief realizations of life — The play impulse and the play attitude are distinctive traits of religion — Psychology analyses describes, and explains play.
II. — Serviceable Memory 38-68
Rules of impression — Rules of association — Rules of recall — Rules of recognition.
III. — Mental Efficiency 69-98
he attention-wave: sense training versus information — Growth through
self-expression — Mastery through transfer to lower mental levels — Specialization a means of conservation —Vacations, long or short — The mid-day nap.
IV. — Mental Health 99-128
An inventory of self — The nature of mental health — The relation of mental
health to physical health — Ten rules of wise living.

V.— Mental Law 129-158
Every sense impression leaves a trace— Every mental process tends toward
expression — Every new experience is
limited by previous experience — Mental process recurs according to natural law — Mental development tends toward automatism.
VI. — Law in Illusion 159-199
The twisted cord: illusions of direction — The silk hat: illusions of size —
The medicine bottle: illusions of weight — Things are not what they seem, but there is a method in our er- errors.
VII. — Mental Measurement 200-230
Outline of measurements on an individual as a singer — Interpretation of
these measurements — Significjince in
vocational psychology. 


Author: Carl Seashore
Publication date: 1913

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