Applied psychology

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byHarry Levi Hollingworth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X METHODS OF APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY IN SPECIAL FIELDS In the various practical fields there are three ways in which, in the past, psychological work has been accomplished. These three methods we may conveniently designate: (a) application of the psychological attitude; (b) application of psychblogical knowledge; (c) application of psychological technique. The Psychological Attitude.--Especially characteristic of psychology as a science is the attitude of analysis. Geography and geology are concerned mainly with the description of their materials, and neither the geographer nor the geologist commonly takes a strictly analytic attitude toward these materials. The botanist and zoologist are mainly engaged in classification, the physicist mainly in measurement, the physician mainly in effecting changes in his patients. The psychologist, on the other hand, especially in the earlier stages of his science, has been much occupied with the analysis of his materials into their elements and constituents. Thus he analyzes an action into its stages, an emotion into its simpler component feelings, a thought process into its various aspects. In practical life the worker commonly fails to make such an analysis of the materials and tasks with which he deals. The whole task or the whole material commonly stands out as 'a unit or mass, given once for all in its entirety. But such an unanalytic attitude often results in inefficient work and superfluous endeavor. Thus the art of education made a definite advance when the task of the teacher was analyzed into the various separate steps involved in preparing, arranging, presenting, impressing and applying the subject matter of the recitation. Only when such an analysis was madwas it possible to trace to their sources the v...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X METHODS OF APPLYING PSYCHOLOGY IN SPECIAL FIELDS In the various practical fields there are three ways in which, in t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217722164

ISBN - 13:9780217722162

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