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The Mind and Its Education by g h Betts, 1906

The Mind and Its Education by g h Betts, 1906

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THE MIND AND ITSEDUCATION
BY
GEORGE HERBERT BETTS, P
H
.D.
PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY IN CORNELL COLLEGE
REVISED AND ENLARGED EDITION
NEW YORKD. APPLETON AND COMPANY
Copyright, 1906, 1916, byD. APPLETON AND COMPANYPrinted in the United States of America
 
PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITIONPREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITIONPREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITIONPREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION
 Authors, no doubt, are always gratified when their works find favorable acceptance. Thewriter of this text has been doubly gratified, however, at the cordial reception andwidespread use accorded to the present volume. This feeling does not arise from anynarrow personal pride or selfish interest, but rather from the fact that the warm approval of the educational public has proved an important point; namely, that the fundamental truthsof psychology, when put simply and concretely, can be made of interest and value tostudents of all ages from high school juniors up, and to the general public as well. Moreencouraging still, it has been demonstrated that the teachings of psychology can becomeimmediately helpful, not only in study or teaching, but also in business or profession, in thecontrol and guidance of the personal life, and in the problems met in the routine of theday's work or its play.In effecting the present revision, the salient features of the original edition have been kept.The truths presented are the most fundamental and important in the field of psychology.Disputed theories and unsettled opinions are excluded. The subject matter is madeconcrete and practical by the use of many illustrations and through application to realproblems. The style has been kept easy and familiar to facilitate the reading. In short,there has been, while seeking to improve the volume, a conscious purpose to omit none of the characteristics[Pg vi] which secured acceptance for the former edition.On the other hand, certain changes and additions have been made which, it is believed,will add to the strength of the work. First of all, the later psychological studies andinvestigations have been drawn upon to insure that the matter shall at all points be abreastof the times in scientific accuracy. Because of the wide use of the text in the training of teachers, a more specific educational application to schoolroom problems has been madein various chapters. Exercises for the guidance of observation work and personalintrospection are freely used. The chapter on Sensation and Perception has beenseparated into two chapters, and each subject given more extensive treatment. A newchapter has been added on Association. The various chapters have been subdivided intonumbered sections, and cut-in paragraph topics have been used to facilitate the study andteaching of the text. Minor changes and additions occur throughout the volume, thusadding some forty pages to the number in the original edition.Many of the modifications made in the revision are due to valuable suggestions and kindlycriticisms received from many teachers of the text in various types of schools. To all who
 
have thus helped so generously by freely giving the author the fruits of their judgment andexperience he gladly renders grateful thanks.Cornell College,Iowa.
[Pg vii][Pg vii][Pg vii][Pg vii]CONTENTSCONTENTSCONTENTSCONTENTS
CHAPTER ITHE MIND, OR CONSCIOUSNESS
How the mind is to be known: Personal character of consciousness—Introspection the only means of discovering nature of consciousness—How we introspect—Studying mental states of others throughexpression—Learning to interpret expression. 2. The nature of consciousness: Inner nature of the mind not revealed by introspection—Consciousness as a process or stream—Consciousness likened to afield—The "piling up" of consciousness is attention. 3. Content of themental stream: Why we need minds—Content of consciousnessdetermined by function—Three fundamental phases of consciousness. 4.Where consciousness resides: Consciousness works through the nervoussystem. 5. Problems in observation and introspection1 
CHAPTER II ATTENTION
1. Nature of attention: The nature of attention—Normal consciousnessalways in a state of attention. 2. The effects of attention: Attentionmakes its object clear and definite—Attention measures mentalefficiency. 3. How we attend: Attention a relating activity—Therhythms of attention. 4. Points of failure in attention: Lack of concentration—Mental[Pg viii] wandering. 5. Types of attention: Thethree types of attention—Interest and nonvoluntary attention—The willand voluntary attention—Not really different kinds of attention—Making different kinds of attention reënforce each other—The habit of attention15 

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