Outlines of Psychology: With Special Reference to the Theory of Education

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D. Appleton, 1892 - Educational psychology - 524 pages
 

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Page 292 - The angles at the base of an isosceles triangle are equal to one another; and if the equal sides be produced, the angles -upon the other side of the base shall be equal.
Page 167 - The baby new to earth and sky, What time his tender palm is prest Against the circle of the breast, Has never thought that 'this is I:' But as he grows he gathers much, And learns the use of 'I,' and 'me,' And finds 'I am not what I see, And other than the things I touch.
Page 255 - This is in recognition of the well-known pedagogical principles of proceeding from the known to the unknown, and from the simple to the complex.
Page 254 - Nothing is more dangerous to reason than the flights of the imagination, and nothing has been the occasion of more mistakes among philosophers. Men of bright fancies may in this respect be compared to those angels, whom the Scripture represents as covering their eyes with their wings.
Page 49 - The most direct are as follows : " In order that the intensity of a sensation may increase in arithmetical progression, the stimulus must increase in geometrical progression...
Page 186 - To the same effect again Professor Sully says : " The essential element in interest is feeling, and any marked accompaniment of feeling, whether pleasurable or painful, is, as we all know, a great aid to retention.
Page 277 - Now, language is to the mind precisely what the arch is to the tunnel. The power of thinking and the power of excavation are not dependent on the word in the one case, on the mason-work in the other; but without these subsidiaries, neither process could be carried on beyond its rudimentary commencement.
Page 182 - ... honestly recollect after stating his inability to do so ; for we are often able to identify an object, as a face, when we actually see it, without having any corresponding power of imaging it when he is absent.

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