Habit And Its Importance In Education; An Essay In Pedagogical Psychology

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byPaul Radestock

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...a mere view of this expression. The repetition of certain actions and functions caused by habit is what, next to the degree of education, creates the opinion of rank, and causes the different classes to have different views of the world and life in general. The same will also be seen in the history of nations. At all times there were distinct national characters which were caused in part by the influence of climate and nature in general, by the degree of enlightenment, etc., but principally by the habits continued through many generations. The Athenian, cherishing arts and science and the ideals of life, thought differently from the Spartan, who especially prized physical strength and hardihood, or the world-con-quering'Roman, who managed political life with so much energy. The volatile and social Frenchman is in general less accustomed to deep thinking and firm wishing than the German, and the German is far outstripped in practical sense by the Englishman and American, who are more active in commerce and manufacturing. Buckle in his work, " History of Civilization in England," speaks of the importance of uninterrupted labor in the formation of national character. He says: " Inhabitants of the Frigid Zone never show the striving industry met with in the Temperate Zone. By want of light, and the severity of winter, they are compelled to give up their work. The classes otherwise working are hence inclined to disorderly habits, and the national character shows perverseness and moodiness. Thus in Sweden and Norway, where the severe cold and shortness of the days, and, on the other hand, in Portugal and Spain, where heat and drought often interrupt the labor, the national character evinces unsteadiness and fickleness in marked contrast to...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...a mere view of this expression. The repetition of certain actions and functions caused by habit is what, next t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:38 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217316239

ISBN - 13:9780217316231

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