Psychology in Education, With Emphasis on Creative Thinking

Pages: 542
Item #: 4320449
ISBN: 978-1-59147-987-1
List Price: $59.95
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Publication Date: 1934
Format: Softcover
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In this book, the author attempts to present the essentials of the data commonly included in textbooks of educational psychology and at the same time to avoid the error of offering merely a rehash of introductory psychology. His real reason for writing it, however, goes beyond this. For, besides considering the laws of learning and allied topics, he aims to give the creative or expressive side of mental life an emphasis of treatment that is more nearly proportioned to its place and value in human experience. It seems scarcely logical to continue to permit the assumption that there are laws of mental intake, which it is the business of psychology to discover and of education to apply, but no comparable laws governing mental output.

Part One deals with the psychology of learning, adopting, for pedagogical reasons, an historical method of approach. In Part Two attention is centered, not upon problems of intellectual intake, but upon problems of intellectual productivity. This book is not offered as a text on the methodology of teaching. It attempts, rather, to deal with the psychological principles which admittedly underlie sound methodology. This, precisely, is what we must conceive the task of educational psychology to be.

Table of Contents

Editor's Prefatory Note


Part One: Acquisition, Impression, Intake, Learning

  • Introduction
  • Human Inheritance
  • The Function of Consciousness in Learning
  • Intelligence and Its Measurement
  • The Laws of Learning: Dealing With Mental Acquisition or Intake
  • Transfer of Training
  • The Instrumental Versus The Conventional Curriculum
  • The Role of Feelings and Emotions in Education
  • Mental Hygiene and Educational Aims

Part Two: Production, Expression, Output, Creation

  • Introduction
  • Differentiating Characteristics of Creative Thinking
  • Knowing Conceived as Identification: As a Basis for a New Methodology of Learning
  • Personality and Creative Capacity
  • Genius and Mental Pathology
  • Drugs and Intellectual Productivity
  • Education as a Social Process


Author Index

Topic Index