Introductory Psychology for Teachers

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Warwick & York, Incorporated, 1920 - Educational psychology - 233 pages
 

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Page 9 - A man walking with a friend in the neighbourhood of a country village, suddenly expressed extreme irritation concerning the church bells, which happened to be pealing at the moment. He maintained that their tone was intrinsically unpleasant, their harmony ugly, and the total effect altogether disagreeable. The friend was astonished, for the bells in question were famous for their singular beauty. He endeavoured, therefore, to elucidate the real cause underlying his companion's attitude. Skilful questioning...
Page 10 - ... want to get married again. Oh, I am quite a talker ; I work for a New York talking-machine company. You are a physician, but I don't think you are much of a lawyer, are you? I demand that you send for a lawyer ! I want him to take evidence. By God in Heaven, my...
Page 5 - Oh, oh!" Sam started violently. Mabel ceased to swing her foot, and both, encarnadined, looked up and down and everywhere for the invisible but well-known owner of that voice. It came again, in taunting mockery: "Sammy's mad, and I am glad, And I know what will please him: A bottle o' wine to make him shine, And Mabel Rorebeck to squeeze him!
Page 105 - We .can see through glass, so we call it transparent. We cannot see through iron, so we call it opaque. Is black ink opaque, or is it transparent ? No. 4...
Page 11 - ... stationed by a clock, and every twelve minutes he blew a whistle. At the sound every barrowman stopped where he was, sat down on his barrow, and rested for three minutes. The first hour after that was done showed a remarkable change for the better in accomplishment ; the second day the men all made the premium allowance by doing more than what had been too much ; and on the third day the minimum compensation had risen, on the average, 40 per cent., with no complaints of overdriving from any of...
Page 101 - Let us study the data from 10 individuals in the mirror-drawing experiment and see in what respects they are alike and in what respects they are different.
Page 9 - Skilful questioning elicited the further remark that not only were the bells unpleasant but that the clergyman of the church wrote extremely bad poetry-. The causal "complex" was then apparent, for the man whose ears had been offended by the bells also wrote poetry, and in a recent criticism his work had been compared very unfavorably with that of the clergyman. The "rivalry-complex" thus engendered had expressed itself indirectly by an unjustifiable denunciation of the innocent church bells.
Page 9 - ... an unjustifiable denunciation of the innocent church bells. The direct expression would, of course, have been abuse of the clergyman himself or of his works. It will be observed that, without the subsequent analysis, the behaviour of the man would have appeared inexplicable, or at best ascribable to " bad temper," " irritability," or some other not very satisfying reason. Most cases where sudden passion over some trifle is witnessed may be explained along similar lines, and demonstrated to be...
Page 10 - Oh, I am quite a talker; I work for a New York talking-machine company. You are a physician, but I don't think you are much of a lawyer, are you? I demand that you send for a lawyer! I want him to take evidence. By God in Heaven, my Saviour, I will make somebody sweat! I worked by the sweat of my brow!

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