Sociality and Sympathy: An Introduction to the Ethics of Sympathy, Volume 5, Issue 1

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Macmillan, 1903 - Social psychology - 91 pages
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Page 3 - When we see a stroke aimed and just ready to fall upon the leg or arm of another person, we naturally shrink and draw back our own leg or our own arm; and when it does fall, we feel it in some measure, and are hurt by it as well as the sufferer.
Page 4 - Custom, then, is the great guide of human life. It is that principle alone which renders our experience useful to us, and makes us expect, for the future, a similar train of events with those which have appeared in the past.
Page 25 - From the physiological side we have a circular activity — sensor, motor ; sensor, motor : and from the psychological side we have a similar circle, — reality, image, movement; reality, image, movement, etc.
Page 28 - ... (2) The other experiment consisted in taking daily records for twenty days, by means of a stop-watch, of the time required to repeat the alphabet from memory. Each day's experiment was as follows: First, the alphabet was repeated as rapidly as possible forward...
Page 17 - The continuity of the rhythmic series, whereby all the beats of a period seem to belong to a single whole, is due to the continuity of the muscle sensations involved and the continuous feeling of slight tension between the positive and negative muscle sets; nowhere within the period does the feeling of strain die out.
Page 4 - Without the influence of custom, we should be entirely ignorant of every matter of fact, beyond what is immediately present to the memory and senses. We should never know how to adjust means to ends, or to employ our natural powers in the production of any effect. There would be an end at once of all action as well as of the chief part of speculation.
Page 87 - They were again encouraged to the attack; but by this time all the baboons had reascended the heights, excepting a young one, about six months old, who, loudly calling for aid, climbed on a block of rock, and was surrounded. Now one of the largest males...
Page 10 - ... and their compounds). (5) The gradual growth of rhythmical ability and rhythmical perception can be accounted for only on the grounds of its perceptual nature. (6) The characteristics of the affective curve are not present in the rhythmic curve taken by the pneumograph. The curve, as has been shown, is that characteristic of an attentive state. (7) Furthermore all the phenomena of rhythm can be explained by the facts of perception.
Page 2 - Meumann makes the statement that "the subjective holding together of impressions in a whole is inseparably bound up with the simplest cases of rhythmic perception, and this perception is due to kinesthetic sensations within the group that give us the uniting element for consciousness.
Page 14 - Bryan3 must, of course, take into account the important differences between the conditions in the tests made. Every operator develops a distinctive style of sending so that he can be recognized readily by those who work with him constantly. (See III, below). Mr. S., a dispatcher of much experience, works daily with forty or fifty men and states that, after hearing four or five words, he can readily recognize the sender, or be sure that he is not one of his men. Where two or more operators work in...