A History of the Association Psychology

  title={A History of the Association Psychology},
  author={Howard C. Warren},
The volume under notice, by the well-known professor of Princeton University, contains a great deal of matter which cannot fail to be useful to the student, and it is presented in a serviceable form. It is not, however, as the title would lead us to expect, a history of the movement in mental science which followed the adoption of the empirical principles of Hume and explained knowledge by the laws of association,—a theory often described by its critics as psychological atomism. It is rather an… 

Two Early Works by David Hartley

ALTHOUGH THE PHENOMENON of the associat ion of ideas has been recognized at least since the time of Plato, it began to play an important role in phi losophy and psychology only when Locke added the

Psycholinguistics and Plato's paradoxes of the Meno.

ion, on the other hand, consists of making overt behavior depend on certain properties of a stimulus pattern while disregarding other properties. . . . Abstraction, then, means making behavior take

Mill versus Durkheim on the Methods of the Social Sciences

The first part deals with J.S. Mill’s account of the "moral sciences" in his famous treatise on Logic. He lays down the "canons" of all scientific studies and considers the extent to which these are

Connectionism: Its Origin and Major Features

  • P. Sandiford
  • Psychology
    Teachers College Record: The Voice of Scholarship in Education
  • 1942
According to Warren's Dictionary of Psychology, connectionism is "the doctrine that all mental processes consist of the functioning of native and acquired connections between situations and responses

Psychology Without a Soul

This chapter describes Edgar Rubin’s education in philosophical psychology at the University of Copenhagen from 1904–1910. Here, he was taught by professors Kristian Kroman (1846–1925) and Harald

The psychologist as a poet: Kierkegaard and psychology in 19th-century Copenhagen.

  • J. Pind
  • Psychology
    History of psychology
  • 2016
Some aspects of Kierkegaard's poetic and literary-imaginative approach to psychology are brought out, which contrasts sharply with his negative views on the rise of statistics and the natural sciences.

An abstract machine based on classical association psychology

A partially constructed abstract "machine" is constructed which constitutes an interpretation of the classical theories of classical association psychology and whose behavior can be examined in any desired detail.

“A field open to everybody”: Harald Høffding and his classic textbook Outlines of psychology (1882)

  • J. Pind
  • Psychology
    Nordic Psychology
  • 2019
Abstract Psychology was taught at the University of Copenhagen as part of a compulsory first-year course throughout the nineteenth century. In 1883, Harald Høffding (1843–1931) became professor of

Associationism without associative links: Thomas Brown and the associationist project.

  • Mike Dacey
  • Psychology
    Studies in history and philosophy of science
  • 2015

The faculty psychology of Thomas Reid.

  • G. Brooks
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    Journal of the history of the behavioral sciences
  • 1976
A reexamination of Reid's writings suggests that the term, faculty, was used not as a classificatory device but rather to refer to innate, universal, and active mental powers.