Practical Lessons in Psychology: By William O. Krohn ...

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Werner Company, 1894 - Educational psychology - 402 pages
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Page 170 - To tell a child this and to show it the other, is not to teach it how to observe, but to make it a mere recipient of another's observations ; a proceeding which weakens rather than strengthens its powers of self-instruction, which deprives it of the pleasures resulting from successful activity...
Page 191 - The Fifth, who chanced to touch the ear, Said, 'E'en the blindest man Can tell what this resembles most; Deny the fact who can. This marvel of an Elephant Is very like a fan!
Page 190 - God bless me! but the Elephant Is very like a wall!" The Second, feeling of the tusk, Cried, "Ho! what have we here So very round and smooth and sharp? To me 'tis mighty clear This wonder of an Elephant Is very like a spear!
Page 273 - The minutest incidents of childhood, or forgotten scenes of later years, were often revived: I could not be said to recollect them; for if I had been told of them when waking, I should not have been able to acknowledge them as parts of my past experience. But placed as they were before me, in dreams like intuitions, and clothed in all their evanescent circumstances and accompanying feelings, I recognized them instantaneously.
Page 151 - Who can tell what a baby thinks ? Who can follow the gossamer links By which the manikin feels his way Out from the shore of the great unknown, Blind and wailing, and alone, Into the light of day...
Page 42 - This exudation is all the more remarkable as the surface is then cold, and hence the term a cold sweat ; whereas, the sudorific glands are properly excited into action when the surface is heated. The hairs, also, on the skin stand erect; and the superficial muscles shiver. In connection with the disturbed action of the heart, the breathing is hurried. The salivary glands act imperfectly; the mouth becomes dry, and is often opened and shut.
Page 135 - The whole technical power of painting depends on our recovery of what may be called the innocence of the eye ; that is to say, of a sort of childish perception of these flat stains of colour, merely as such, without consciousness of what they signify, — as a blind man would see them if suddenly gifted with sight.
Page 11 - Indian, though quite regardless of bodily comfort, will yet labor for a fortnight to purchase pigment wherewith to make himself admired ; and that the same woman who would not hesitate to leave her hut without a fragment of clothing on, would not dare to commit such a breach of decorum as to go out unpainted.
Page 220 - The actual presence of the practical opportunity alone furnishes the fulcrum upon which the lever can rest, by means of which the moral will may multiply its strength, and raise itself aloft. He who has no solid ground to press against will never get beyond the stage of empty gesture-making.
Page 42 - This paleness of the surface, however, is probably in large part, or is exclusively, due to the vaso-motor centre being affected in such a manner as to cause the contraction of the small arteries of the skin. That the skin is much affected under the sense of great fear, we see in the...

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