Routledge – 2012 – 588 pages
No influence has more profoundly affected educational thought and practice during the late 19th and early 20th centuries than the science of psychology. This volume discusses the major differences between education prior to the influence of educational psychology and then examines the impact this had on the education of children and the experience of teachers.
Introduction. Part 1 Physical Heredity and Behavior. 1 The Principle of Adaptation. 2 The Nervous System. 3 Behavior and Adaptation. 4 The Acquisition of New Forms of Behavior. 5 Writing Impossible of Transmission Through Physical Heredity. 6 Emotions. 7 Perception as an Active Process. Part 2 Social Heredity. 8 Language as a Social Institution. 9 Acquisition of the Vernacular. 10 Spelling and Primary Reading 11 Reading Above the Primary Grades. 12 Acquisition of Foreign Languages. 13 The Later Stages of Language Instruction. 14 Attention, Analysis, Abstraction and Generalization. 15 The Number System and Systems of Measurement as Social Institutions. 16 Acquisition of Rudimentary Number Ideas. 17 Generalization, as Major Phase of Mathematical Reasoning. 18 Extension and Systematization of Experience 19 The Organization of Experiences of Time. 20 Vocational Education and General Education. 21 The Fine Arts. 22 The Natural Sciences 23 The Social Sciences Part 3 Personality 24 Special Traits and Personality 25 Periodicity in the Development of Personality 26 Deficiences and Abnormalities 27 Generalization, the Highest State of Mental Organization Part 4 Psychological Solutions of Educational Problems 28 Methods of Psychological and Education Investigation 29 Discipline, Individual Differences, Supervised Study and Lesson-Planning.