Mental Pathology In Its Relation To Normal Psychology; A Course Of Lectures Delivered In The…

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byGustav Störring

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ... FIRST LECTURE Definitions of Psychology and of Mental Pathology--General sketch of the significance of Mental Pathology for Psychology--Significance of Anatomy and Physiology for psychological investigations--Psychophysical Parallelism. The subject of this course of lectures is the significance of mental pathology for normal psychology. It will be convenient if I begin by explaining what I understand by psychology and mental pathology, and then give a general sketch of the bearing of the latter on the former. The subject-matter of psychology has been variously stated. Earlier writers used to call psychology the science of the soul. But that is an undesirable definition, because it sets a metaphysical assertion at the head of an empirical science. It asserts the existence of the soul as substrate or bearer of conscious processes; but the existence of such a substrate is frequently disputed. For this reason we do better to define psychology as the science of conscious processes. Every one knows what is meant by conscious processes--our thoughts, our feelings, our passions, wishes, desires, and decisions?? They are usually all brought under the three headings of ideas, feelings, and acts of will/, but whether these are theTundamentaTpsych1cal phenomena we need not discuss at present. Notice that consciousness is not a separate magnitude in addition to these processes, but is a common property of them all, and of so elementary a character that it cannot be, strictly speaking, defined, but only indicated. /Objection has been taken to this definition of psychology on the ground that the science must deal, not only with conscious processes, but also with certain unconscious processesj The term "unconscious idea" is generally used in this connection. Obviously the...

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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. 1907 Excerpt: ... FIRST LECTURE Definitions of Psychology and of Mental Pathology--General sketch of the significance of Mental Pathology for Psy...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217512771

ISBN - 13:9780217512770

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