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Applied Psychology: Driving Power of Thought   By: (1874-1958)

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Applied Psychology

DRIVING POWER OF THOUGHT

Being the Third of a Series of Twelve Volumes on the Applications of Psychology to the Problems of Personal and Business Efficiency

BY WARREN HILTON, A.B., L.L.B. FOUNDER OF THE SOCIETY OF APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

ISSUED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE LITERARY DIGEST FOR The Society of Applied Psychology NEW YORK AND LONDON 1920

COPYRIGHT 1914 BY THE APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY PRESS SAN FRANCISCO

( Printed in the United States of America )

CONTENTS

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I. JUDICIAL MENTAL OPERATIONS

VITALIZING INFLUENCE OF CERTAIN IDEAS 3 WORK OF PRINCE, GERRISH, SIDIS, JANET, BINET 4 THE TWO TYPES OF THOUGHT 5

II. CAUSAL JUDGMENTS

ELEMENTARY CONCLUSIONS 9 FIRST EFFORT OF THE MIND 10 DISTORTED EYE PICTURES 11 ELEMENTS THAT MAKE UP AN IDEA 12 CAUSAL JUDGMENTS AND THE OUTER WORLD 13

III. CLASSIFYING JUDGMENTS

THE MARVEL OF THE MIND 17 THE INDELIBLE IMPRESS 18 HOW IDEAS ARE CREATED 19 THE ARCHIVES OF THE MIND 22

IV. THE FOUR PRIME LAWS OF ASSOCIATION

THE SEEMING CHAOS OF MIND 27 PREDICTING YOUR NEXT IDEA 28 THE BONDS OF INTELLECT 29 BRANDS AND TAGS 32 HOW EXPERIENCE IS SYSTEMATIZED 33 HOW LANGUAGE IS SIMPLIFIED 34 PROCESSES OF REASONING AND REFLECTION 35

V. EMOTIONAL ENERGY IN BUSINESS

IDEAS THAT STIMULATE 39 PIVOTAL LAW OF BUSINESS PASSION 40 ENERGIZING EMOTIONS 41 CROSS ROADS OF SUCCESS OR FAILURE 42 THE LIFE OF EFFORT 43 THE MOTIVE POWER OF PROGRESS 44 THE VALUE OF AN IDEA 45 THE HARD WORK REQUIRED TO FAIL 46 CREATIVE POWER OF THOUGHT 47 CONSCIOUS AND UNCONSCIOUS TRAINING 48 TWO WAYS OF ATTACKING BUSINESS PROBLEMS 49 CUTTING INTO THE QUICK 50 EXECUTIVES, REAL AND SHAM 51 MENTAL ATTITUDE OF ONE'S BUSINESS 52 PSYCHOLOGICAL ENGINEERING 53

VI. HOW TO SELECT EMPLOYEES

A CLUE TO ADAPTABILITY 57 MAPPING THE MENTALITY 58 THE KIND OF "HELP" YOU NEED 59 TESTS FOR DIFFERENT MENTAL TRAITS 60 TEST OF UNCONTROLLED ASSOCIATIONS 61 TEST FOR QUICK THINKING 62 MEASURING SPEED OF THOUGHT 63 RANGE OF MENTAL TESTS 64 TESTS FOR ARMY AND NAVY 65 TESTS FOR RAILROAD EMPLOYEES 66 WHAT ONE FACTORY SAVED 67 PROFESSOR M√úNSTERBERG'S EXPERIMENTS 68 TESTS FOR HIRING TELEPHONE GIRLS 69 MEMORY TEST 71 TEST FOR ATTENTION 72 TEST FOR GENERAL INTELLIGENCE 74 TEST FOR EXACTITUDE 76 TEST FOR RAPIDITY OF MOVEMENT 77 TEST FOR ACCURACY OF MOVEMENT 78 RESULTS OF EXPERIMENTS 79 THEORY AND PRACTICE 85 HOW TO IDENTIFY THE UNFIT 87 MEANS TO GREAT BUSINESS ECONOMIES 88 ROUND PEGS IN SQUARE HOLES 89 THE DANGER IN TWO FIFTHS OF A SECOND 90 PICKING A PRIVATE SECRETARY 91 FINDING OUT THE CLOSE MOUTHED 92 A TEST FOR SUGGESTIBILITY 93 SELECTING A STENOGRAPHER 95 TESTS FOR AUDITORY ACUITY 96 A TEST FOR ROTE MEMORY 97 A TEST FOR RANGE OF VOCABULARY 100 CRIME DETECTION BY PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS 105 THE FACTORY OPERATIVE'S ATTENTION POWER 106 KINDS OF TESTING APPARATUS 108 ANALYSIS OF DIFFERENT CALLINGS 109 EXERCISES FOR DEVELOPING SPECIAL FACULTIES 110 PRINCIPLES THAT BEAR ON PRACTICAL AFFAIRS 111

CHAPTER I

JUDICIAL MENTAL OPERATIONS

[Sidenote: Vitalizing Influence of Certain Ideas ]

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