Experimental Psychology

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TWENTY years ago it was still possible to get the main results of the application of experiment to the problems of psychology within a reasonably small volume, and several excellent text-books were produced for that time. The rapid increase in the amount of published experimental work has made all such books out of date, and the teacher of experimental psychology has been forced to use seriously incomplete text-books and to supplement them in his teaching by his own knowledge of the technical journals. The task of making a single volume representive of the present position of experimental psychology seemed too laborious for accomplishment. This, however, has now been done by Prof. R. S. Woodworth, and his book will be welcomed by all students of the subject.

Experimental Psychology

By Robert S. Woodworth. Pp. xi + 889. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1938.) 18s. net.

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THOULESS, R. Experimental Psychology. Nature 143, 1047 (1939) doi:10.1038/1431047a0

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