"This elementary text in psychology seeks to portray mind as it actually goes on in daily life, as revealed by years of scientific observation; although scientific evidence is incomplete, the book reduces the whole gamut of life to scientific order in the light of the experimental evidence at hand. The book is twofold in its purpose. It seeks to make clear to the beginning student, by an appeal to facts which should be within the range of his understanding, that what we call mind, or mental life, is a perfectly natural phenomenon, and is at all times subject to natural laws. It seeks to remove from the concept of mind all hidden, mysterious, immaterial forces without, at the same time, sacrificing any of the ways which, by common consent, the organism does respond. Secondly, the book seeks, through the organized presentation of the newer approach to mind, to serve the experimental psychologist as well as the classroom teacher. The adoption of the point of view which the text establishes should open every phase of mental life to direct experimental attack. Since mind in all its manifestations reduces to integrated responses of the organism, everything is subject to direct observation"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
"References" at end of each chapter except the last. Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2005. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2005 dcunns. Includes index.