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    Joseph Jastrow (Author)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ... n THE SUBCONSCIOUS AS ABNORMAL The conception of subconscious function, framed primarily with reference to its fundamental and serviceable role in the psychology of the normal consciousness, is now to be applied to the abnormal field. The standard of mental procedure may be said to involve a normal individual acting in a normal state of mind. The diversities of temperament representing variations of degree of dependence upon subconscious participation enter familiarly into the psychologist':s range of interests. When sharply differentiated, these present an exaggerated dependence upon and command of procedures that thrive as the more implicit and feebly articulate activities of the psychic life: and in the opposite type present an unusual immunity from such reliance and the consequent fully alert and circumspect habit of behavior under the high lights of explicit consciousness. We draw, after our several manners, upon subconsciously matured resources in support of deliberately constructive efforts, of definitely set problems, or of less strenuous yet purposeful endeavor, all in fair conformity to the normal procedure, and with variable success. There is an irregular sequence of fat and lean, of unanticipated fertility and disappointing failure, of crops modest but reliable and others more uncertain. In regard to the average yield and the slighter shortages and profusions--the middle registers of deviation from the normal--we are not over-curious. We have come to accept the diversities of minds and the fluctuations and limitations of our own mental instrument as a familiar lot in the natural order of things: to realize resignedly to what extent our individual gait in its ordinary excursions, and in its occasional more ambitious flights,...
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  • PDF | 128 pages
  • Joseph Jastrow (Author)
  • TheClassics.us (12 Sept. 2013)
  • English
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  • Mind, Body Spirit

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