books



previous page: How to Develop Will-Power | by Charles Godfrey Leland (Hans Breitmann)
  
page up: New Age Booksno next page

Developing Mental Power | by George Malcolm Stratton



Every teacher requires a working knowledge of the fundamental nature of the human mind. Without it teaching cannot be made either an interesting or a creative occupation. When psychologically uninformed, the teacher can operate on the mind of youth only in a formal and mechanical way, applying traditional and contemporaneous methods of procedure without much ability to adapt technique to conditions for the purpose of gaining predictable results...

TitleDeveloping Mental Power
AuthorGeorge Malcolm Stratton
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
Year1922
Copyright1922, George Malcolm Stratton
AmazonDeveloping Mental Power

Riverside Educational Monographs

Edited By Henry Suzzallo, President Of The University Of Washington, Seattle

By George Malcolm Stratton, Professor Of Psychology In The University Of California

Houghton Mifflin Company

Note: A part of what is here offered has appeared in an article called "The Mind as Misrepresented to Teachers." The author wishes to thank the Editor of the Atlantic Monthly, where the paper was first published, for permission to reprint it. In preparing the present monograph, however, the earlier paper has been entirely rewritten and new material has been added.

-Editor's Introduction
Every teacher requires a working knowledge of the fundamental nature of the human mind. Without it teaching cannot be made either an interesting or a creative occupation. When psychologically uninform...
-I. Is The Mind A Gymnasium Or A Tool-Chest?
If we can see, though in outline, what the mind is, much that is dark both to parent and to teacher begins to clear. One may now know in what quarter there is hope of success, and where failure, and m...
-II. Defects In The Rival Accounts
The controversy is thus in brief before us, each side with its different account of the mind. Believe the psychologist, cries a recent writer to the schoolmen. And this encourages one to examine the...
-Defects In The Rival Accounts. Continued
The experiments in clear support of this doctrine, however - that you train merely what you train - are few; most experiments contradict it. Improvement in judging the area of certain figures, as was ...
-III. The Interplay Of Mind And Body
Even in what has been reviewed thus far, we have caught glimpses of the mind's behavior. But there has been interest in refutation, in denial; and denial by itself profits little. Perhaps this spirit ...
-IV. Influences Within Intelligence
Passing from these evidences that the bodily and the mental functions interplay, let us now observe to what extent the mind's own functions touch one another. We shall see the need, first of all, of ...
-V. Emotion And Mental Energy
But were we now to look to the energy of the mind, we should find something of wider bearing, evident not only in our thinking, but in every form of will. This energy makes itself known in the strengt...
-VI. The Organization Of Impulses And Will
But the emotions are not alone in need of care. The impulses and the will cry out their own neglect. This is the more important, for they too lead us beyond the thought of independent functions and fa...
-VII. The Care Of The Emotions
But some, while admitting that the corrected account of the mind may be truer to the facts, will deny that it is important for education. We must forever go on storing the mind and exercising its sepa...
-VIII. Instincts Wild And Tame
But the emotions cannot be separated from the instincts, nor these from the will. All are distinctions within the total life, and if the full mind is to be made effective, we must sketch some plan of ...
-IX. Exercises For The Will
With this glance at the savage instincts become civilized, one may well turn to the will, ask what a strong will really is, and by what forging it has its temper. 1. And first we shall see that there...
-X. Establishing Government In The Mind
The education that is needed will touch the person, part and entire, body and spirit, running through senses, memory, understanding, affections, and will. It will not frown upon special activities; th...
-Other Books By George M. Stratton
Experimental Psychology and its Bearing upon Culture. London and New York, 1903. Psychology of the Religious Life, London and New York, 1911. Theophrastus and the Greek Physiological Psychology befo...
-Methods Of Teaching
Bolenius: Teaching Literature in the Grammar Grades and High School Kendall, Mirick: How to Teach the Fundamental Subjects Kendall, Mirick: How to Teach the Special Subjects Stone: Silent and Oral Re...
-Vocational Preparation
The Vocational Guidance of Youth, by Meyer Bloomfield A monograph by the former Director of the Vocation Bureau of Boston. Youth, School, and Vocation, by Meyer Bloomfield A first-hand presentation...
-The Houghton Mifflin Professional Library
For Teachers and Students of Education Practical Aspects of Education Andress's Health Education in Rural Schools Charters's Teaching the Common Branches Nolan's The Teaching of Agriculture Earha...









TOP
previous page: How to Develop Will-Power | by Charles Godfrey Leland (Hans Breitmann)
  
page up: New Age Booksno next page