Character and Intelligence: An Attempt at an Exact Study of Character, Issues 3-4

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University Press, 1915 - Character - 99 pages

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Page 65 - Here lies our Sovereign Lord the King, Whose word no man relies on ; Who never said a foolish thing, And never did a wise one.
Page 52 - ... although we think we govern our words, and prescribe it well loquendum ut vulgus sentiendum ut sapientes, yet certain it is that words, as a Tartar's bow, do shoot back upon the understanding of the wisest, and mightily entangle and pervert the judgment.
Page 76 - It markedly dominates all the correlations yielded by the estimates of moral qualities, the deeper social virtues, perseverance and persistence ; also, on the negative side, qualities related to instability of the emotions and the lighter side of sociality. (c) Its nature is best conceived, in the light of our present evidence, to be in some close relation to 'persistence of motives' ; ie to depend upon the consistency of action resulting from deliberate volition, ie from will.
Page 60 - Then, if x, y, measure any the field of ideas occupying consciousness at the moment is little, if at all, related to it, seems quite reasonably to be at the base of moral qualities. Trustworthiness, conscientiousness, kindness on principle, fair-play, reliability in friendship, etc. are lessons derived from social education. These lessons will be learnt more effectively in proportion as they persist long and recur readily...
Page 58 - ... that a second factor, independent of intelligence, can be extracted from the intercorrelations of the data. He is therefore led to put forward the hypothesis "that a second factor, of wide generality, exists ; and that this factor is prominent on the 'character* side of mental activity (as distinguished from the purely intellective side)".
Page v - The subject of character deserves more statistical investigation than it has yet received, and none have a better chance of doing it well than schoolmasters ; their opportunities are indeed most enviable. It would be necessary to approach the subject wholly without prejudice, as- a pure matter of observation, just as if the children were the fauna and flora of hitherto undescribed species in an entirely new land.
Page 85 - If he loves Art and all that is clean and pure for its own sake, then he has the true aesthetic feeling." (b) "Admiration for a poem, picture, book, etc., for its inherent beauty." (c) "Appreciative enjoyment of the beautiful as shewn in poetry, art. etc." (d) " Desire to perceive beauty in all its forms because of the pleasure brought by the perception.
Page 21 - Giving advice is useless. For either you advise a man what he means to do, in which case the advice is useless ; or you advise him what he does not mean to do, and the advice is ineffectual.
Page 60 - But will, used in this sense, is liable to be confused with the word as used to describe an effort of will. It would perhaps be better to describe the new (group) factor as being intimately related to...
Page 20 - Here, the view supported is that all performances depend to a certain degree upon one and the same general common factor, provisionally termed ' General Ability.' Correlations are thus produced between all sorts of performances, the amount of correlation being simply proportional to the extent that the performances concerned involve the use of this general common factor, or

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