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Author McBain, William Norseworthy.

Title The science of ourselves [electronic resource] : adventures in experimental psychology / by W.N. McBain and R.C. Johnson ; illustrated by Ilse Koehn.

Published New York : Harper & Row, [1962]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 217 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Notes Includes index.
Summary "There are many mysteries in this world and out of it: What makes it rain? How does the salmon find its way to its home stream? Is there life on Mars? How large is the universe? The mystery in this book is perhaps even more fascinating, because it concerns something much closer to you. It is closer to you because it is you--and your mother and father and everyone you know. This book is about people and how they get the way they are. It is also a book about animals, for we can discover a great deal about people by studying animals. After all, a dog or cat is a lot like a person. Even a turtle is more like a person than it is like a stone, or even a tree. Why? Because it does things. Stones just "sit." Trees do grow, but they do this so slowly that it is not something we can easily watch, and this is why most of us find them much less interesting than animals. When we watch what people or animals do, we say we study their behavior. The mystery we are concerned with in this book is why people and animals behave the way they do"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved).
Other formats Also issued in print.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns
Other author Johnson, Ronald C. (Ronald Charles),
Koehn, Ilse.
Subject Psychology -- Juvenile literature.