The knowledge of human nature which psychology offers to students of educational theory and practice may be roughly divided into four parts. A body of general knowledge about instincts, habits, memory, attention, interests, reasoning, etc., finds place in the ordinary textbooks. Detailed descriptions of the thoughts, feelings and conduct of children at different ages are available in the literature of child study. Particular facts which bear upon this or that school subject or method of teaching may be gleaned from researches upon perception, association, practice, fatigue and other topics. Finally there is an even more incoherent mass of facts about the influence of inheritance, environment and general mental development, the beginnings of what we may call a general dynamic psychology, which are relevant to many of the broader questions of education. It is the aim of this book to put this last group of facts at the service of students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved) for e-edition.
It is the aim of this book to put this last group of facts at the service of students. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved) for e-edition.