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This treatise is the digest of a course of lectures given to the Normal Class of the Swain Free School, New Bedford, and is the result of long and attentive observation of mental phenomena and development, carefully selected reading, and such original thought and organizing power as I could bring to a subject in which, as parent and teacher, I have been deeply interested. I acknowledge my indebtedness to modern scientific writers on the mental and nervous activities, and specifically to President Hopkins for the theory of the potentiality of the body presented in the first chapter. The text, although containing all essential data and principles, is condensed, and admits of much amplification and illustration; for I conceive it to be an essential feature of a good text-book, that it shall leave the field open for original thought and observation, and give opportunity for free discussion in the class-room, or in the mind of the reader. A sequent volume is in course of preparation on the moral nature, with its activities and relations.
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Hopkins, Louisa Parsons, "Educational Psychology A Treatise for Parents and Educators" (2018). Educational Sciences. 5.