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Sully, James 1842-1923

Overview
Works: 119 works in 894 publications in 6 languages and 6,097 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Textbooks  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction
Classifications: LB1051, 150
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Most widely held works by James Sully
Studies of childhood by James Sully( Book )

122 editions published between 1894 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The following Studies are not a complete treatise on child-psychology, but merely deal with certain aspects of children's minds which happen to have come under my notice, and to have had a special interest for me. In preparing them I have tried to combine with the needed measure of exactness a manner of presentation which should attract other readers than students of psychology, more particularly parents and young teachers"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Teacher's hand-book of psychology, on the basis of the "Outlines of psychology" by James Sully( Book )

158 editions published between 1886 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume is based on the writer's larger work, "The Outlines of Psychology." By considerably reducing and simplifying the statement of scientific principles there presented, and expanding the practical applications to the art of Education, he hopes he may have succeeded in satisfying an increasingly felt want among teachers, viz., of an exposition of the elements of Mental Science in their bearing on the work of training and developing the minds of the young"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Outlines of psychology, with special reference to the theory of education by James Sully( Book )

95 editions published between 1884 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume an attempt is made to present the leading facts and truths of psychology, or the science of mind. I abide by the old conception that psychology is distinctly marked off from the physical natural sciences as the chief of the moral sciences, having to do with the phenomena of the inner world, and employing its own method or instrument, namely, introspection. I conceive, further, that as a science of mind it stands in a peculiar relation to philosophical or metaphysical problems, such as the nature and limits of knowledge, and the nature of moral responsibility. At the same time I hold that psychology, while a science of mind, is a science of mind. By this I mean, first of all, that it deals with events or processes which agree with the phenomena of the external world in exhibiting orderliness or uniformity of succession, and so are susceptible of being brought under definite laws ; and, secondly, that it has in its own instruments and methods of research, when properly understood, an adequate means of ascertaining these laws. While following the traditional lead in claiming for psychology a place apart from the physical sciences, as the fundamental moral science, I follow the modern tendency to supplement the properly psychological study of mind by the physiological study of its nervous conditions and concomitants"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The human mind; a text-book of psychology by James Sully( Book )

22 editions published between 1892 and 2006 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present work is an expansion and further elaboration of the doctrine set forth in my Outlines of Psychology. Although the mode of arrangement and of treatment will in the main be found to be similar, the book may be described as a new and independent publication. It is specially intended for those who desire a fuller presentment of the latest results of psychological research than was possible in a volume which aimed at being elementary and practical. Hence much more space has been given to the new developments of "physiological" and experimental psychology, to illustrations of psychological principles in the phenomena of racial and animal life, of insanity and hypnotism. At the same time, an effort has been made to illustrate the obscurity and debatableness of many of the problems of the science, and to aid the reader in arriving at a judicial conclusion on these points by historical references to the main diversities of doctrine. In this way it is hoped that the treatise will find its proper place beside the Outlines, the success of which would have made it a fatuity on my part to try to supplant it"--Preface." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
An essay on laughter; its forms, its causes, its development and its value by James Sully( Book )

25 editions published between 1902 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present work is, I believe, the first attempt to treat on a considerable scale the whole subject of Laughter, under its various aspects, and in its connections with our serious activities and interests. As such, it will, I feel sure, lay itself open to the criticism that it lacks completeness, or at least, proportion. A further criticism to which, I feel equally sure, it will expose itself, is that it clearly reflects the peculiarities of the experience of the writer. The anticipation of this objection does not, however, disturb me. It seems to me to be not only inevitable, but desirable--at least at the present stage of our knowledge of the subject--that one who attempts to understand an impulse, of which the intensities and the forms appear to vary greatly among men, of which the workings are often subtle, and of which the significance is by no means obvious, should, while making full use of others' impressions, draw largely on his own experience"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Pessimism, a history and a criticism by James Sully( Book )

33 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In bringing out a new edition of my volume on Pessimism, I do not feel called upon to make more than one or two unimportant corrections. These consist in reducing the number of apparently independent writers on the subject. It has transpired that the author of the criticism of Hartmann's biological doctrine, referred to in the foot-note to page 204 of this volume, is no other than the versatile high-priest of the Unconscious himself, and that the Herr Taubert spoken of on pages 108 and 109 is in reality Hartmann's first wife. Perhaps an apology is due to Herr von Hartmann from one who, after making a somewhat careful study of his literary style, failed to recognise it in an anonymous work. For the rest, I may confine myself in this Preface to a brief review of the further developments of thought about life and its value since this work appeared nearly fourteen years ago. To begin with, then, the pessimistic movement in German literature has by no means spent itself. Hartmann himself, with a prodigality of vital force which suggests the rapture of the gods rather than the despair of mortals, has carried forward the exposition of his philosophical system to what looks like a point of exhaustive completeness. In 1879 he published an elaborate work on 'The Phenomenology of the Moral Consciousness,' in which, after a lengthy examination of the principles lying at the root of the historical systems of ethics, he sought to show how they lead up to and find their reconciliation in his own doctrine of duty, as an obligation to consciously aid in the world-process by which the absolute is to be redeemed from its unblessedness. In the following year he brought out a 'Contribution to the History and the Foundation of Pessimism,' in which he is specially concerned to detect the germ of his own eudæmonistic pessimism in the writings of Kant. In two important works published in 1882 he did for the religious consciousness what less than three years before he had done for the moral consciousness, tracing the several phases of its historical evolution, and seeking to show how its aspirations meet and attain a common fulfilment in his own doctrine of a final deliverance for the individual and for the world as a whole"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Sensation and intuition: studies in psychology and aesthetics by James Sully( Book )

21 editions published between 1874 and 2010 in English and German and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Children's ways : being selections from the author's "Studies of childhood," with some additional matter by James Sully( Book )

23 editions published between 1897 and 2010 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Italian travel sketches by James Sully( Book )

10 editions published between 1912 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlines of psychology, with special reference to the theory of education, by James Sully, by James Sully( Book )

35 editions published between 1884 and 2016 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le Pessimisme (histoire et critique) by James Sully( Book )

15 editions published between 1882 and 1893 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Illusionen : eine psychologische Untersuchung by James Sully( Book )

12 editions published in 1884 in German and English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essai sur le rire ses formes, ses causes, son développement et sa valeur by James Sully( Book )

12 editions published in 1904 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusions; a psychological study by James Sully( Book )

5 editions published between 1894 and 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My life & friends, a psychologist's memories by James Sully( Book )

11 editions published between 1918 and 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor James Sully relates his life's memories and gives a psychologist's perspective on his life and friendships." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Psicología pedagógica by James Sully( Book )

13 editions published between 1888 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of psychology : with special applications to the art of teaching ... by James Sully( Book )

7 editions published between 1886 and 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human mind : a text-book of psychology by James Sully( Book )

8 editions published between 1892 and 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present work is an expansion and further elaboration of the doctrine set forth in my Outlines of Psychology. Although the mode of arrangement and of treatment will in the main be found to be similar, the book may be described as a new and independent publication. It is specially intended for those who desire a fuller presentment of the latest results of psychological research than was possible in a volume which aimed at being elementary and practical. Hence much more space has been given to the new developments of "physiological" and experimental psychology, to illustrations of psychological principles in the phenomena of racial and animal life, of insanity and hypnotism. At the same time, an effort has been made to illustrate the obscurity and possibilities of debates about many of the problems of the science, and to aid the reader in arriving at a judicial conclusion on these points by historical references to the main diversities of doctrine. In this way it is hoped that the treatise will find its proper place beside the Outlines, the success of which would have made it a fatuity on my part to try to supplant it. For volume one, see record 200810395-000." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
My life and friends : a psychologists memories by James Sully( Book )

2 editions published in 1918 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illusions : a psychological study-- in two parts, part first by James Sully( Book )

4 editions published in 1884 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The present volume takes a wide survey of the field of error, embracing in its view not only the illusions of sense dealt with in treatises on physiological optics, etc., but also other errors familiarly known as illusions, and resembling the former in their structure and mode of origin. I have throughout endeavored to keep to a strictly scientific treatment, that is to say, the description and classification of acknowledged errors, and the explanation of these by a reference to their psychical and physical conditions. At the same time, I was not able, at the close of my exposition, to avoid pointing out how the psychology leads on to the philosophy of the subject. Some of the chapters were first roughly sketched out in articles published in magazines and reviews; but these have been not only greatly enlarged, but, to a considerable extent, rewritten"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
 
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Studies of childhood
Alternative Names
James Sully Brits psycholoog (1842-1923)

James Sully englischer Psychologe

James Sully psicologo inglese

Sare, Zemusu

Selli, Dahems

Sëlli, Džems.

Sëlli, Dzhems 1842-1923

Sully, Jakób.

Селли, Джеймс

サレー, ゼームス

ジェームス・サリー

左来, 惹迷斯

Languages
English (543)

German (51)

French (34)

Spanish (12)

Russian (6)

Chinese (2)

Covers
The human mind; a text-book of psychologyPessimism, a history and a criticismMy life & friends, a psychologist's memories