Psychology, general introduction

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byCharles Hubbard Judd

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for a more complete knowledge of the same sort which they have in their native intuitions. It might be said, for example, that the study of educational methods involves nothing more than the bringing together of the individual experiences and practices of all those who have become skilled in educational practice. A comparative study would help to eliminate those individual intuitions which are incorrect, because they are based upon too narrow experience. Psychology as a preparation for the intelligent diagnosis of particular situations which arise in educational practice. The final examination of educational practices must go much further, however, than is implied in this appeal for a comparative study of intuitions. Attention must be called to the fact that much of our devotion to traditional educational practices is nothing more or less than a deliberate confession of our ignorance of the way in which the human mind develops. When a teacher is confronted by children who are unable to comprehend the lesson which has been set, he very commonly can make no analysis of the child's difficulty. He then covers up his ignorance of the step which should be taken by requiring repeated efforts on the child's part, until in some unknown fashion the difficulties are mastered. It does not follow that the particular difficulty encountered in any given case would have been recognizable if the teacher had made a study of human development in other individuals, but the probability that the trained teacher will be able to make a scientific analysis of the difficult situation at hand is increased if he becomes acquainted with the principles and results of scientific psychology. Intuition should therefore be supplemented by as full an account as can be given of the way in...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... for a more complete knowledge of the same sort which they have in their native intuitions. It might be said, for example, th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:114 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.24 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217538770

ISBN - 13:9780217538770

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