The Psychology Of Special Abilities And Disabilities

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byAugusta Fox Bronner

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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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Special Defects In Separate Mental Processes Sometimes one finds in the course of a psychological examination certain defects of some one or more of the mental processes which, though having an important influence on achievement, are not correlated with learning the school subjects which have already been discussed. Their existence and relationship to the school and social career may be unsuspected because, unlike instances of reading or language defect, no incapacity for some one kind of learning is found. Rather, there may be some general disability in mental functioning which affects all work, making the individual unusual in his reactions. Such defects in mental processes are often the explanation of failures that seem inexplicable. Hence, it is of very great value to discover defects of this character and to determine their practical significance. Following are presented some types of defective functioning of mental processes which, experience has shown, have important bearings. DEFECTS OF MEMORY Memory is a function that presents varied phases, all of which might be discussed, for defect may possibly be found in any one and not exist in others. The term memory is used in everyday speech with different meanings; and experimental psychology has investigated quite a number of problems dealing with this mental process. There are studies of recall and of recognition; of immediate and remote memory; of memory for different kinds of material, for sense perceptions, symbols, products of ideational processes, and for emotions. There are studies, too, of memory for logical and for rote material; for visual, auditory, or motor percepts. The relationships of these aspects of memory to each other and applications to complex activities are not altogether kno...

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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. 1917. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII Special Defects In Separate Mental Processes Sometimes one finds in the course of a psychological examination certain def...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217637094

ISBN - 13:9780217637091

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