The Mind of the Child, Part I: The Senses and the Will, Observations Concerning the Mental Development of the Human Being in the First Years of Life

Pages: 386
Item #: 4320433
ISBN: 978-1-59147-972-7
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Publication Date: 1890
Format: Softcover
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Among all the nearly fourscore studies of young children printed by careful empirical and often thoroughly scientific observers, this work of Preyer is the fullest and on the whole the best. It should be read by teachers and parents even of older children, as the best example of the inductive method applied to the study of child-psychology. The development of each sense, and the unfoldment of the power of voluntary motion, are traced with great fullness; and still more attention is devoted to the growth of the ability to speak, with a suggestive co-ordination of the progressive stages of decay of the linguistic centers in aphasia and allied forms of disease.

Table of Contents

Preface by the Editor

Preface to First Edition

Preface to Second Edition

Introduction by Professor G. Stanley Hall

Explanation of Abbreviated Citations

First Part. Development of the Senses

  • Sight
  • Hearing
  • Feeling (Or Touch)
  • Taste
  • Smell
  • Earliest Organic Sensations and Emotions
  • Summary of General Results

Second Part. Development of Will

  • Movements of the Child as Expressions of Will
  • Impulsive Movements
  • Reflex Movements
  • Instinctive Movements
  • Imitative Movements
  • Expressive Movements
  • Deliberate Movements
  • Summary of General Results