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A Beginner's Psychology - Page 243
by Edward Bradford Titchener - 1915 - 362 pages
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

William James - Psychology - 1890
...fashioning a man completely over again, as to most of the possibilities of his conduct. " There is a story, which is credible enough, though it may not be true,...down, and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the man's nervous structure." t...
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Habit

William James - Habit - 1890 - 68 pages
...fashioning a man completely over again, as to most of the possibilities of his conduct. "There is a story, which is credible enough though it may not be true,...instantly brought his hands down, and lost his mutton i and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the...
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The Principles of Psychology, Volume 1

William James - 1890
...fashioning a man completely over again, as to most of the possibilities of his conduct. " There is a story, which is credible enough, though it may not be true,...instantly brought his hands down, and lost his mutton ami potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the...
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Psychology: a short account of the human mind

Frank Stephen Granger - History - 1891 - 235 pages
...without the co-operation of the attention, and sometimes in spite of it. Prof. Huxley quotes the anecdote "of a practical joker, who, seeing a discharged veteran...down and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter." x This action followed as directly 1 Physiology, p. 302. upon the sensory impression (the sound), as...
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Psychology: A Short Account of the Human Mind

Frank Stephen Granger - Psychology - 1891 - 235 pages
...the co-operation of the attention, and sometimes in spite of it. Prof. Huxley quotes the anecdote " of a practical joker, who, seeing a discharged veteran...down and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter." * This action followed as directly 1 Physiology, p. 302. upon the sensory impression (the sound), as...
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Psychology

William James - 1892 - 478 pages
...completely over again, as to most of the possibilities of his conduct. "There is a story," says Prof. Huxley, " which is credible enough, though it may...down, and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the man's nervous structure." Riderless...
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Psychology

William James - Psychology - 1892 - 478 pages
...the possibilities of his conduct, "There is a story," says Prof. Huxley, "which is credible chough, though it may not be true, of a practical joker who,...down, and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the man's nervous structure." Riderless...
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Psychology

William James - Psychology - 1892 - 478 pages
...completely over again, as to most of the possibilities of his conduct. " There is a story," says Prof. Huxley, " which is credible enough, though it may...dinner, suddenly called out, ' Attention!' whereupon the mail instantly brought his hands down, and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had...
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The Psychic Factor: An Outline of Psychology

Charles Van Norden - Psychology - 1894 - 223 pages
...attention, the trained nerve centers working satisfactorily under only general supervision. Huxley tells of a practical joker, who, seeing a discharged veteran...carrying home his dinner, suddenly called out, "Attention !" The man instantly brought his hands down, and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. This law...
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Child Culture in the Home: A Book for Mothers

Martha B. Mosher - Child rearing - 1898 - 240 pages
...again, with respect to most of the possibilities of his conduct. " There is a story," says Professor Huxley, " which is credible enough, though it may...down and lost his mutton and potatoes in the gutter. The drill had been thorough, and its effects had become embodied in the man's nervous structure. "...
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