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January 1923

THE ELEMENTS OF SCIENTIFIC PSYCHOLOGY

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;9(1):132-133. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190190137011

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Abstract

Professor Dunlap has selected the topics for his chapters with some conservatism. Sense Perception, Thought and Thought Content, The Bodily Mechanism, Reaction and Consciousness, Instinct and Habit, Development of Perception, Space Perception, The Thinking Process, Affective Experience, The Empirical Self or "Me"—these are headings which we expect to find in any present-day text that claims to be orthodox. Concerning these conventional topics, however, Dunlap has written opinions which in many cases depart far from orthodoxy. Sometimes these opinions are quite original. They are always stated clearly and concisely.

The discussions in this book are concerned almost exclusively with conscious activities. It is not strange, therefore, that the first chapters are devoted to sense perception rather than to types of movement or some other supposedly more dynamic subject. We do not mean to imply that Dunlap's systematic position leans toward the static and structural. While his major interest is in processes

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