The Principles of Psychology

  title={The Principles of Psychology},
  author={DOUGLAS A. Spalding},
I.TO give readers some idea of the contents of a good book is very often the most useful thing a reviewer can do. Unfortunately that course is not open to us in the present instance. The subject is too vast. We cannot exhibit the grandeur; we can only in a few general phrases express our admiration of the profound, all-embracing philosophy of which the work before us is an instalment. The doctrine of evolution when taken up by Mr. Spencer was little more than a crotchet. He has made it the idea… 
A PRELIMINARY glance at this very substantial volume—one of the largest in the important series to which it belongs—might cause one to wonder at certain of its features. Why, for example, should
Six Challenges to Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
  • S. Edelman
  • Psychology, Philosophy
    Front. Psychology
  • 2012
This standoff between psychology and philosophy can be resolved in a peaceful and productive manner, if the authors only realize that psychological science and the philosophy of mind are also natural partners, because these disciplines have joint custody over some of the most daunting – and most exciting – questions that humanity ever dared to contemplate.
The principal sources of William James' idea of habit
  • C. Blanco
  • Psychology
    Front. Hum. Neurosci.
  • 2014
William James conceived of a habit as the fruit of the exceptional plasticity of organic life, whose versatility would have played a significant role in favoring the adaption to different environment, needs, and challenges.
Chauncey Wright and the Logic of Psychology
1. The Problem. In this paper we propose to characterize Chauncey Wright's empirical psychology, or "psychozoology" as he called it, from a methodological standpoint. By a methodological
The Psychology of Rumour
  • B. Hart
  • Medicine
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of Medicine
  • 1916
It is clear that an examination of its psychology must precede any attempt to attack the more complicated problem of rumour, and the results which in the past psychology has already achieved in this field are indicated.
Functionalism, Darwinism, and the Psychology of Women A Study in Social Myth
The psychology of women is acquiring the character of an academic entity as witnessed by the proliferation of research on sex differences, the appearance of textbooks devoted to the psychology of
What was the significance for psychology of the disintegration of the ego in nineteenthcentury philosophy? I take this t o be the issue raised by Dr. Verhave’s paper, and it will be nicely
Nietzsche’s Philosophical Psychology
Freud claimed that the concept of drive is " at once the most important and the most obscure element of psychological research. " 1 It is hard to think of a better proof of Freud's claim than the
The Role of Biography in Intellectual History
  • R. Richards
  • History
    KNOW: A Journal on the Formation of Knowledge
  • 2017
B iography as a genre, though immensely popular in the public arena, finds little favor in the academy. For some, it assumes that intellectual or cultural accomplishments have sprung from the mind of
Peculiarities in Mind; Or, on the Absence of Darwin
A key failing in contemporary philosophy of mind is the lack of attention paid to evolutionary theory in its research projects. Notably, where evolution is incorporated into the study of mind, the