Youth and the Race: A Study in the Psychology of Adolescence

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C. Scribner's Sons, 1912 - Adolescence - 340 pages
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Page 128 - But Knowledge to their eyes her ample page Rich with the spoils of time did ne'er unroll; Chill Penury repress'd their noble rage, And froze the genial current of the souL Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathom'd caves of ocean bear: Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Page 192 - Wales is shown in the following table : — It will be seen...
Page 214 - Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him (xxii.
Page 305 - The affinity between them is so close that it is difficult to tell where one begins and the other ends.
Page 111 - The inequality in the production of scientific men in different parts of the country seems to be a forcible argument against the view of Dr. Galton and Professor Pearson that scientific performance is almost exclusively due to heredity. It is unlikely that there are such differences in family stocks as would lead one part of the country to produce a hundred times as many scientific men as other parts.
Page 88 - The head form, which has always been considered as one of the most stable and permanent characteristics of human races, undergoes far-reaching changes due to the transfer of the races of Europe to American soil.
Page 145 - The Social Center has accomplished what I regarded as impossible. I have been here nine years and during that time there has always been a gang of toughs around these corners, which has been a continual nuisance. This winter the gang has disappeared.
Page v - The role which racial instincts play in the emotions, intellect, and will of children has been the subject of many investigations in recent years by those interested in the psychology of childhood. These studies, however, have had but little effect upon the methods of the schools. , . . The author has tried to indicate h т.. the schools may help to transform into intellectual and moral forces the racial instincts which, as manifestations of original sin, distressed our forefathers.
Page 290 - The present paper may be considered as the summing up of the general results of several years' work by the author on the behavior of the lowest organisms. This work has shown that in these creatures the behavior is not as a rule on the tropism plan — a set, forced method of reacting to each particular agent — but takes place in a much more flexible, less directly machine-like way, by the method of trial and error.
Page 131 - ... high schools. One can hardly suppose that very many of the parents who send children on to the high school do so with no expectation of keeping them there over a year, or that a large number of the children who complete the elementary school course and make a trial of the high school are so stupid and uninterested in being educated that they had better be got rid of in the first year.

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