Psychology: The Briefer Course

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University of Notre Dame Press, Jan 1, 1985 - Philosophy - 343 pages
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"William James is a towering figure in the history of American thought--without doubt the foremost psychologist this country has produced. His depiction of mental life is faithful, vital, and subtle. In verve, he has no equal. . . .      "There is a sharp contrast between the expanding horizon of James and the constricting horizon of much contemporary psychology. The one opens doors to discovery, the other closes them. Much psychology today is written in terms of reaction, little in terms of becoming. James would say that a balance is needed, but that only by assuming that man has the capacity for growth are we likely to discover the scope of this same capacity." --from the introduction by Gordon W. Allport

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User Review  - Shanna - Goodreads

Quite interesting, however not somthing I would usually read. I like reading books like this on occasion. This was not my favorite psychology book I have ever read but it made some interesting points ... Read full review

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User Review  - Andrew Neuendorf - Goodreads

Everything psych is coming back James' way. He was right before he was wrong. Contains the killer essays, "The Stream of Consciousness" and "The Self." Build the rest of your life around these. Read full review


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William James (1842-1910) was an American psychologist and philosopher and one of the most popular thinkers of the nineteenth century. He is the author of many works, including his monumental The Principles of Psychology (1890), Human Immortality (1898), and The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature (1902).   Gordon W. Allport (1897-1967) was one of the first psychologists to study personality, and also researched human attitudes, prejudices, and religious beliefs. He is the author of Personality (1937), The Individual and His Religion (1950), and The Nature of Prejudice (1954).

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