Improvability; Its Intercorrelations and Its Relations to Initial Ability, Issue 124

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Teachers College, Columbia University, 1922 - Ability - 68 pages
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Page 15 - Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Page 60 - Do by these Presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid...
Page 62 - It is therefore ordered, That every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to the number of fifty householders, shall then forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read...
Page 60 - Six died in December, eight in January, seventeen in February, and thirteen in March. At one time during the winter, only six or seven had strength enough left to nurse the dying and bury the dead.
Page 68 - Wimms, JH The relative effects of fatigue and practice produced by different kinds of mental work.
Page 24 - JOURNAL, 23, 1912, 81. fronted, then, with cases indicating a high initial efficiency as a manifestation of superior ability to profit by practice, or plasticity ; and, on the other hand, with cases exhibiting a lower initial efficiency, with minor possibilities of practice-improvement.
Page 57 - Workman claiming it, and expressing his joy at its recovery, Mercury, pleased with his honesty, gave him the golden and the silver axes in addition to his own. The Workman, on his return to his house, related to his companions all that had happened. One of them at once resolved to try whether he could not also secure the same good fortune to himself.
Page 57 - ... THE WORKMEN. A WORKMAN, felling wood by the side of a river, let his axe drop by accident into a deep pool. Being thus deprived of the means of his livelihood, he sat down on the bank, and lamented his hard fate. Mercury appeared, and demanded the cause of his tears. He told him his misfortune, when Mercury plunged into the stream, and, bringing up a golden axe, inquired if that were the one he had lost. On his saying- that it was not his, Mercury disappeared beneath the water a second time,...
Page 57 - A WORKMAN, felling wood by the side of a river, let his axe drop - by accident into a deep pool. Being thus deprived of the means of his livelihood, he sat down on the bank and lamented his hard fate. Mercury appeared and demanded the cause of his tears. After he told him his misfortune, Mercury plunged into the stream, and, bringing up a golden axe, inquired if that were the one he had lost. On his saying that it was not his, Mercury disappeared beneath the water a second time, returned with a silver...
Page 23 - In this experiment the larger individual differences increase with equal training, showing a positive correlation of high initial ability with ability to profit by trainng.

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