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in which the educational aspects are emphasized. The material
for experiments is supplied in the text or can be obtained at
very little cost.

" This book is a pioneer in the new field of educational psychol-
ogy — and as such is a valuable contribution for which every
worker in the field will be grateful. It will doubtless be widely
used as a text where courses in educational psychology are
given, and will be freely borrowed from when not used as a
text." — The University of Chicago Press.

"... Boosts the whole scheme of Experimentation in Edu-
cational Psychology by bringing together in an understandable
and usable-by-anybody way all the latest phases of testing
Individual Differences, Visual Tests, Auditory Tests, Mental
Images, Progress in Learning, Transference, Association, Ap-
perception, Attention, Memory, Work and Fatigue.

"Almost any teacher can use almost anything in these mul-
titudinous experiments.

"Dr. Starch eliminates the vague and visionary, and magni-
fies the clear and direct in presenting the philosophy and prac-
tice of the schools." — Boston Journal of Education.


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The Learning Process


Professor of Educational Psychology in Brown University

Cloth, i2mo, jj6 pages, $1.25

The general nature of the learning process is outlined ; first, chiefly
from the biological standpoint, considering the nature of the learning
process throughout the animal world, and discussing the basis of
learning in instinct, and the learning process in the formation of
habits. The learning process is then analyzed in terms of its con-
scious factors.

"It may safely be said that any teacher who becomes familiar with
the contents of this book will have gained in an agreeable form the
best that has been accomplished up to date in the experimental study
of the learning process. ... It ought to prove of distinct service
in solidifying American educational theory." — The Dial.

"One of the best books on those phases of psychology which apply
to education." — Journal of Philosophy, Psychology and Scientific

"A decided step in the right direction — away from generality and
technicality, and towards concrete facts and their specific application."
— American Journal of Psychology.

"Should prove stimulating to thoughtful students of educational
problems." — The School Century.

"The experienced teacher can well afford to go through this book
carefully for the purpose of measuring his own habits of work against
the standard obtained by the scientific study of the instrument upon
which he seeks to perform — the mind of the child. Those who have
not kept in touch with recent advances in psychological research will
find the chapters on the association methods of Jung and Freud, and
on the transfer of training especially valuable." — American Teacher,


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Genetic Psychology


Director of the Child Study Department of the Fitchburg (Mass.)
State Normal School

Cloth, i2mo, $1.25

"Genetic Psychology," by Professor Edwin A. Kirkpatrick, will stand
almost alone in its building up of a system of psychological study by strictly
biological methods. In his working out of the genesis of intelligence, while
concerning himself largely with the dawning of intelligence among the lower
forms of animal life, he has given a quantity of facts, carefully grouped so
as to show not merely the earlier phenomena of mind but its behavior under
an increasing complexity of structure and environment. Psychology thus
studied must necessarily be interwoven with the facts of anatomy and
physiology, and in the process the author has used a wealth of illustration,
and has marshalled the vast body of information gathered in twenty years
of investigation and study so as to produce a fascinating work which will
not fail to stimulate individual study.

"In origin and plan of treatment pedagogical interest has played a large
part. After nearly a score of years devoted to the study of child psychology,
the impulse to formulate the broader truths of genetic psychology as a
distinct subject came from the experience of giving courses in both subjects
to summer students at Columbia and Chicago Universities. The interest and
comprehension shown b}^ those students developed the belief that the facts
of genetic psychology, incomplete as they are, could be profitably formu-
lated for the use of educators. Subsequent experience in giving parts of
this book in nearly their present form, to a class in a normal school, has
confirmed this belief. It is probable also that popular interest is great
enough to make the book acceptable to the more serious of those interested
in animal behaviour." — From the Preface.

Preface — Literature.


I. Introduction.
II. Structural Basis of Behaviour.

III. Types of Animal Behaviour.

IV. Complex Behaviour Characteristic of Species — Instincts.

V. Behaviour of Individuals — Acquisition of Habits and Ideas.
VI. Structures Concerned in Complex Behaviour and in Ideation.
VII. Consciousness.
VIII. Specific Conscious States.
IX. Types of Adaptive Activity or Intelligence.
X. Types of Learning Activity.
XL Racial and Individual Development.


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