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The mental man [electronic resource] : an outline of the fundamentals of psychology / by Gustav Gottlieb Wenzlaff.

By: Wenzlaff, Gustav Gottlieb, 1865-1939.
Publisher: New York : C.E. Merrill Co., [c1909]Description: 272 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.Subject(s): Psychology | PsychologyAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "The object in producing this work is to present the subject in a concise and clear manner, yet make its scope sufficiently wide to include, in the main, all proper mental phenomena. Aside from this, if the author has been dominated by any one idea more than by another, while writing this book, it is that the treatment should be such as to make the reader feel that the subject has relation to the actual conditions of life. The point of view is not that of the schoolmaster or theorist or that of the devotee to the laboratory merely. Psychology is not a logic, describing and explaining the processes of correct and fallacious thinking; nor a discussion merely of apperception, or the manner in which knowledge is acquired and expanded; nor merely a laboratory handbook of psychophysical measurements; but psychology is a science that should also show us the mind of man growing, striving, moved and moving, consciously and mysteriously working and ever fluctuating and varying, often even to a pathological extent--in short psychology should be the story and discussion of the Mental Man. All that is known and felt is through and in mind; likewise all human action springs from the inner nature of man. Psychology is, therefore, a basic science, if truly made a study of the mind in its entirety, and it should be familiar to every man interested in getting a deeper insight into the life of the race, society, and its individual members"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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"The object in producing this work is to present the subject in a concise and clear manner, yet make its scope sufficiently wide to include, in the main, all proper mental phenomena. Aside from this, if the author has been dominated by any one idea more than by another, while writing this book, it is that the treatment should be such as to make the reader feel that the subject has relation to the actual conditions of life. The point of view is not that of the schoolmaster or theorist or that of the devotee to the laboratory merely. Psychology is not a logic, describing and explaining the processes of correct and fallacious thinking; nor a discussion merely of apperception, or the manner in which knowledge is acquired and expanded; nor merely a laboratory handbook of psychophysical measurements; but psychology is a science that should also show us the mind of man growing, striving, moved and moving, consciously and mysteriously working and ever fluctuating and varying, often even to a pathological extent--in short psychology should be the story and discussion of the Mental Man. All that is known and felt is through and in mind; likewise all human action springs from the inner nature of man. Psychology is, therefore, a basic science, if truly made a study of the mind in its entirety, and it should be familiar to every man interested in getting a deeper insight into the life of the race, society, and its individual members"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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