Sensation and perception in the history of experimental psychology

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Reviews the book, Sensation and Perception in the History of Experimental Psychology by Edwin G. Boring (1942). The new Boring is one of those not-too-frequent books which seem to convey, with more than common perceptiveness, what is going on in the way of trends in psychology both at and underneath the surface. It is the second in a series of three volumes. The reviewer finds Boring's new contribution easily on a par with the first of the serious, as to scholarly character and readability as a text. Elementary textbook organization is again given up in favor of frequent re-mentioning of important issues as the context varies, thus constantly interweaving them with one another in the very best tradition of advanced or seminar teaching. All in all, the book is one of the most outstanding contributions to contemporary psychological literature. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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