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The author says that extensive or careful analysis of "human nature" has in the past been left to the great philosophers and moralizers, and that psychology has long been taught after a fashion in the universities; but as the habit of academicians is to stick tightly to what is called "positive science," it has been left to the general public to voice its want of something more vital and applicable in this field. She therefore has become one of the self-appointed leaders in the "movement of applied psychology." By this she means the psychology of behavior not only as the result of the training and control of the intellect, the memory, the will, the imagination, the emotions, etc., in the building of character and a forceful, efficient personality, but also as applied to the improvement of the physical functioning of the body and consequently the health, and even for the
The Psychology of Behaviour. A Practical Study of Human Personality and Conduct with Special Reference to Methods of Development.. JAMA. 1918;71(1):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600270064025