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Leitfaden der physiologischen Psychologie

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THIS little volume will be welcome to a good many students of psychology, both in Germany and beyond. Anyone who has had to look up the newer researches in experimental psychology in Germany knows the serious difficulty of gaining easy access to them. They are scattered over a whole heterogeneous mass of serial and other publications. Now we have to look into an avowedly psychological journal or brochure, but more frequently still into physiological works, and not infrequently into journals for psychiatry. The explanation is obvious. Psychology, in passing into the objective and experimental phase, is broadening its base to an almost perplexing extent, and is encroaching more especially on the domain of physiology. Hence the need of a volume like the present work, which aims at giving the beginner a conspectus of the psychological field. We want such a book badly in English, the only available one, that of Prof. Ladd, being at once incomplete on certain sides, and in part too metaphysical. Meantime we can recommend Dr. Ziehen's “Vorlesungen” as exceedingly well adapted to give the student a clear idea of the scope and the methods of the new science of physiological psychology.

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