The twenty-nine articles, essays, and reviews in this volume, collected here for the first time, were published by William James over a long span of years, from 1878 (twelve years prior to The Principles of Psychology) to 1906. Some are theoretical; others examine specific psychological phenomena or report the results of experiments James had conducted.
Written for the most part for a scholarly rather than a popular audience, they exhibit James's characteristic lucidity and persuasiveness, and they reveal the roots and development of his view on a wide range of psychological issues. As William R. Woodward notes in his Introduction, these essays "bring the reader closer to James's sources, thereby illuminating his indebtedness to tradition as well as his creative departure from it."
Foreword Introduction by William R. Woodward ESSAYS IN PSYCHOLOGY 1. Brute and Human Intellect 2. Are We Automata? 3. The Spatial Quale 4. The Feeling of Effort 5. Notes on the Sense of Dizziness in Deaf-Mutes 6. The Sense of Dizziness in Deaf-Mutes 7. On Some Omissions of Introspective Psychology 8. What Is an Emotion? 9. The Latest Cure for Sea-Sickness 10. Report of the Committee on Hypnotism 11. A Suggestion for the Prevention of Sea-Sickness 12. Reaction-Time in the Hypnotic Trance 13. The Consciousness of Lost Limbs 14. What the Will Effects 15. Reponse de M. W. James aux remarques de M. Renouvier, sur sa theorie de la volonte 16. "The Psychological Theory of Extension" 17. The Congress of Physiological Psychology at Paris 18. The Hidden Self 19. Notes on Ansel Bourne 20. A Plea for Psychology as a 'Natural Science' 21. Thought Before Language: A Deaf-Mute's Recollections 22. The Original Datum of Space-Consciousness 23. Professor Wundt and Feelings of Innervation 24. The Physical Basis of Emotion 25. Person and Personality: From Johnson's Universal Cyclopadia 26. Consciousness Under Nitrous Oxide 27. Introduction to The Psychology of Suggestion by Boris Sidis 28. Introduction to The Elements of Psychology by Edward L. Thorndike 29. On Some Mental Effects of the Earthquake Notes Appendixes I. Notes for "The Spatial Quale" II. Questionnaire on Consciousness of Lost Limbs A Note on the Editorial Method The Text of Essays in Psychology Apparatus Emendations Textual Notes Historical Collation Word-Division General Index