A Text-Book of Psychology

9780217312325: A Text-Book of Psychology

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1910. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... References for Further Reading §§ 7S-84- Special works dealing with the psychology of attention are W. B. Pillsbury, Attention, 1908; E. Diirr, Die Lehre von der Aufmerksamkeit, 1907; T. Ribot, The Psychology of Attention, (1888) 1890. The first of these books gives a general account of the place of attention in the mental life; the second is written principally in the interests of education; the third offers a ' motor theory' of attention, which is worked out in improved form by J. M. Baldwin. Mental Development in the Child and the Race: Methods and Processes, 1906, ch. xv. A brief review of experimental investigations will be found in the author's Lectures on the Elementary Psychology of Feeling and Attention, 1908, Lects. v.-vii. For Wundt's doctrine of attention, see Grundziige der physiologischen Psychologie, iii., 1903, ch. xviii.; for his theory of a special brain-centre for attention, Principles of Physiological Psychology, i., 1904, 315 ff. Other physiological theories are given by H. F.bbinghaus, Grundziige der Psychologie, i., 1905, 628 ff.; W. McDougall, The Physiological Factors of the Attention-Process, in Mind, N.S. xi., 1902, 316; xii., 1903, 289, 473; xv., 1906, 329. Important references are, further, G. T. Fechner, Elemente der Psychophysik, ii., (i860) 1907, ch. xlii.; G. E. Muller, Zur Theorie der sinnlichen Aufmerksamkeit, 1878; T. Lipps, Grundtatsachen des Seelenlebens, 1883, 125, 151; W. James, Principles of Psychology, i., 1890, ch. xi.; W. Wirth, Die expcrimentclle Analyse der Bewusstseinsphänomene, 1908.. Recent work seems to show that there are two different types of the attentive consciousness. Some observers find that it always has the dual formation discussed in the text; others declare, just as definitely, ...

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