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Education and the psychology of thinking [electronic resource] / by Percival M. Symonds.

By: Symonds, Percival Mallon, 1893-1960.
Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Book Co. Inc., 1936Edition: 1st ed.Description: xii, 306 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.Subject(s): Thought and thinking | Learning, Psychology of | Educational psychology | Thinking | Learning | Psychology, EducationalAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "This book has grown out of a desire to satisfy my curiosity about the nature of the thinking process. Psychological discussions about the nature of thinking are rare and those which exist are somewhat meager; books on logic have as their function the description of relationships between concepts, propositions, and inferences, and the treatment of the mental processes involved in thinking is outside their province. My publishers insisted that this report would gain in value to its readers if I could review recent experimental work on the thinking process, and also make more applications for educational practice. Accordingly I have gone very carefully and thoroughly over the experimental literature in psychology produced during the past years which deals with all phases of the thinking process. These findings have been incorporated throughout the manuscript wherever they belong. I have been gratified to find that almost without exception the experimental findings have harmonized with my own observations and interpretations. In addition to this I have drawn on my familiarity with the psychology of the school subjects to introduce illustrations of the application of various thought processes to school learning"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book has grown out of a desire to satisfy my curiosity about the nature of the thinking process. Psychological discussions about the nature of thinking are rare and those which exist are somewhat meager; books on logic have as their function the description of relationships between concepts, propositions, and inferences, and the treatment of the mental processes involved in thinking is outside their province. My publishers insisted that this report would gain in value to its readers if I could review recent experimental work on the thinking process, and also make more applications for educational practice. Accordingly I have gone very carefully and thoroughly over the experimental literature in psychology produced during the past years which deals with all phases of the thinking process. These findings have been incorporated throughout the manuscript wherever they belong. I have been gratified to find that almost without exception the experimental findings have harmonized with my own observations and interpretations. In addition to this I have drawn on my familiarity with the psychology of the school subjects to introduce illustrations of the application of various thought processes to school learning"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).

Also issued in print.

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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