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Die Entwicklung des menschlichen Geistes

Nature volume 85, page 39 (10 November 1910) | Download Citation



THIS is a lecture by the well-known professor of physiology in the University of Bonn, and is a kind of popular survey of human development. After dealing with the fact that “the development history of the individual form is a short recapitulation of its race development” (Fritz Müller) and with the elaboration of this by Haeckel, Dr. Verworn goes on to emphasise the importance of child-study with relation to pedagogics. A eulogy of Charles Darwin follows, and a curious and interesting table of supposed psychological development from the Eolithic to the present time.

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