• The Principles of Psychology, Vol. I

  • By: William James
  • Narrated by: Christian Chapman
  • Length: 20 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 01-19-18
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Classic Books
  • 4 out of 5 stars 4.0 (5 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

First published in 1890, this book established psychology as a science and served as the quintessential work in the field for decades. James' intricate studies and paradigm-shifting ideas transformed the way we look at human thought and action. The text covers the core concepts of what it means to be human - brain function, consciousness, discrimination, memory, sensation, imagination, reasoning, and instinct. Chapters on four central ideas - habit, stream of consciousness (stream of thought, as James put it), emotion, and will - remain the definitive treatments of the topics.   
James' work influenced all major branches of psychology that followed, including psychoanalysis, Würzburg, gestalt, behaviorism, cognitive psychology, evolutionary psychology, and behavioral economics. No credible psychologist of the last hundred years fails to cite William James and the Principles of Psychology as a major influence. 
The book is published in two volumes, the first containing Chapters I through XVI and the second continuing from XVII to XXVIII.
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5 out of 5 stars
By Trevor J LePrevost on 04-09-18

very enlightening

Found this book to be very straight forward, many of his insights were applicable to my own thinking

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5 out of 5 stars
By AW on 04-04-18

Mind Expanding

Despite outdated science, the philosophical discussion and insightful, penetrating writing style of James' investigation into Psychology make this a classic. Another reader complained of the speed of narration; you can change the speed in the Audible app. To me the narration was an exhilarating jump into the stream of thought of a genius.

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