The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology

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The Foundations of Normal and Abnormal Psychology  (1914) 
by Boris Sidis

THE FOUNDATIONS OF NORMAL AND ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY


by


BORIS SIDIS, A.M., Ph.D., M.D.


CONTENTS.[edit]

  • Part 1 - Fundamental concepts and principles
  1. Preface
  2. I Psychology as a Science
  3. II Physical and Psychic Facts
  4. III The Definition of the Psychic Process
  5. IV Psychic States as Objects
  6. V The Scope of Psychology
  7. VI The Sources of Psychology
  8. VII Psychology and Psychopathology
  9. VIII The Spiritualistic and Materialistic Hypotheses
  10. IX The Transmission Hypothesis
  11. X The Metaphysical Hypothesis of Parallelism
  12. XI The Unitary Experience of Voluntarism
  13. XII The Inductive Basis of the Positive Psychological Hypothesis
  14. XIII The Deductive Basis of the Positive Psychological Hypothesis
  15. XIV Life and the Psychic Process
  16. XV The Chance Aspect of Life and Mind
  17. XVI Activity of Mental Life
  18. XVII The Postulates of Psychology
  19. XVIII Mental Synthesis
  20. XIX Theories of Perception
  21. XX The Structure and Function of the Perception
  22. XXI Primary and Secondary Sensory Elements
  23. XXII Secondary Sensory Elements and Hallucinatory Perception
  24. XXIII The Attributes of Sensory Elements
  25. XXIV Sensation and External Reality
  26. XXV The Subconscious and Unconscious Cerebration
  27. XXVI The Subconscious and Automatism
  28. XXVII The Subconscious and the Passive Consciousness
  29. XXVIII Subconscious and Unconscious Ideas
  30. XXIX The Subconscious, Conscious and Unconscious
  31. XXX The Threshold and Mental Systems
  32. XXXI The Principle of Reserve Energy
  • Part 2 - The theory of the moment consciousness
  1. I The Moment Consciousness
  2. II Types of Moment and Moment-Threshold
  3. III Modifications of Moments in the Organized Aggregate
  4. IV Mental Organization
  5. V The Growth and Function of the Moment
  6. VI The Relation of the Moment to the Environment
  7. VII The Assimilation of the Moment in Normal States
  8. VIII Abnormal Moments
  9. IX Mental Continuity and the Psychic Gap
  10. X The Moment-Threshold
  11. XI The Process of Moment-Disaggregation
  12. XII Reproduction and the Reflex Moment
  13. XIII Desultory Consciousness
  14. XIV The Synthetic Moment and its Reproduction
  15. XV The Accumulative Character of the Synthetic Moment
  16. XVI The Simple and Compound Synthetic Moment
  17. XVII The Desultory Type in Pathological States
  18. XVIII Presentations and Representations
  19. XIX Representations and the Laws of their Combinations
  20. XX Representation and Recognition
  21. XXI The Recognitive Moment and its Reproduction
  22. XXII The Synthetic Recognitive Moment
  23. XXIII The Synthetic Moment of Self-Consciousness
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