Teacher's Hand-Book of Psychology; On the Basis of the Outlines of Psychology

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byJames Sully

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. THE EGOISTIC AND SOCIAL FEELINGS. In the previous chapter a general account was given of the nature of feeling. We may now go on to consider the feelings in detail. Here we shall follow the order of development and begin with the egoistic feelings, briefly discussing a few of the more prominent types, such as fear, anger, love of activity, with which the educator is specially concerned. (A) Egoistic Feelings: Fear.--One of the earliest feelings to be developed is fear, the more intense degrees of which are marked off as terror. This is the simplest form of an emotion pure and simple, that is to say, a feeling which has no admixture of present sensation, but springs out of mental activity. Fear arises from the idea and anticipation of evil, and thus involves a simple act of mental representation. It presupposes a previous experience of pain in some form, and the formation of an association between this experience and its cause or accompaniment. Thus the child's proverbial dread of the fire is the natural consequent of some actual experience of its burning quality. At the same time there is good reason to suppose that certain forms of fear are aided by inherited association. Children of a certain age are apt to display fear in the presence of animals and strange persons, before their experience can have led them to connect any idea of danger with these objects. And the timidity shown by children when they be-gin to walk can not easily be explained as the result of individual experience.* While experience is thus necessary, in the first place, to suggest danger, it is not necessary that a child should have had experience of the particular form of evil suggested in a given case. When once his mind has grown familiar with certain varieties of pain, the ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1886. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. THE EGOISTIC AND SOCIAL FEELINGS. In the previous chapter a general account was given of the nature of feeling. We may ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.27 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217060439

ISBN - 13:9780217060431

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