PSYCHOLOGY AND COMMON LIFE - Hoffman, 1903 - TELEPATHY HALLUCINATIONS MIRACLES
PSYCHOLOGY AND COMMON LIFE: A SURVEY OF THE PRESENT RESULTS OF PSYCHICAL RESEARCH WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THEIR BEARINGS UPON THE INTERESTS OF EVERYDAY LIFE
Book Details + Condition: G.P. Putnam’s Sons (New York and London). First Edition, 1903. Very scarce. Hardcover with dark red boards and gilt to front and spine. 281 pages, followed by Index and publisher advertisements. A solid and clean, extremely scarce copy, with firm binding; light shelf wear, with chafed spine ends; interior is clean and free of markings. Author Prof. Frank Sargent Hoffman offers readers results of his psychical research, or experimental psychology. Chapters include:
- The Brain and Its Relation to Intelligence
- How and What We Remember
- Hallucinations and Their Relation to Mental Development
- The Condition of the Mind in Sleep
- Hypnotism, Its History and Present Status
- The Relation of the Mind to Disease
- Mind-Reading and Telepathy
- The Healings of Christian Science and the Miracles of Lourdes
- And more.
From the Psychological Bulletin Review: The aim of this volume seems to be to give a popular discussion of some of the facts of psychical research, in preparation for which there are some introductory chapters on the relation of the brain to intelligence, and on attention and memory. Then follows chapters on hallucinations, sleep, hypnotism, the relation of the mind to disease, the healings of Christian science and the miracles of Lourdes, telepathy and the so-called secondary self. There is nothing in the book that is new to the psychologist, but it is nevertheless to be commended for its attempt to give in simple language for the lay reader the scientific explanation of many of the things usually shrouded in mystery.