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XXIII. Education

§ 59. William James

The two-volume Principles of Psychology (1890) of William James, probably the most fascinating presentation of scientific material in literature, is the most important, though not the earliest manifestation of this progress. His brief popular application of these principles to the problems of education, Talks to Teachers, is yet the most widely circulated of books for teachers. Since those days, the literature of psychology in its application to education has become most voluminous. Numerous university departments have perfected the technique of such work; several scientific magazines devoted to this field afford channels of publication. Of this literature the features of two distinct types may be mentioned.