Teacher's Hand-book Of Psychology; On The Basis Of The "outlines Of Psychology."

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byJames Sully

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of the concept. (A) Inaccurate Notions depending on Imperfect Abstraction.--To begin with, then, a notion may be inaccurate because the process of abstraction or notion-formation is incomplete. The first notions of all of us are loose and inexact, answering to a rough and hasty process of inspecting the objects. Owing to these imperfections, the notions are inaccurate; that is to say, the range of the name is not co-extensive with that of the things commonly or properly denoted by it. In this way our class, or the denotation of our name, becomes too narrow or too wide. In the first place, a notion may be formed on too narrow an observation of things, the consequence of which is that accidental features not shared in by all members of the class are taken up into the meaning of the word as a part of its essential import. For example, a child that has only seen red roses is apt to regard redness as a part of the meaning of rose; and one whose knowledge of metals includes only the more familiar examples, iron, etc., naturally includes hardness and solidity in his idea of the class, which would thus exclude quicksilver. We are all apt to take up into our notions the accidental associations of our individual experience, the place and time in which we live. Thus man to an English child includes the notion of a white skin, government that of a sovereign, and so on. Such notions are too narrow. In the second place, a notion may be inaccurate by giving the class too wide an extent. If the mind's observation of things is superficial and hasty, only a part of the common traits or marks, viz., those which are conspicuous and impressive, are embodied in the name. The notions of children and of the uneducated are apt to be too wide. They pick up a part, but...

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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. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...of the concept. (A) Inaccurate Notions depending on Imperfect Abstraction.--To begin with, then, a notion may be inaccu...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217060501

ISBN - 13:9780217060509

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