In Elementary psychology the author has presented the subject in such a way that the student is able to understand the basic facts and theories in the background of real-life situations. Well before a new term or concept is introduced, the reader is prepared in advance to understand and accept it. An attempt is made in the present work to bring the topic of learning much closer to the readers life and endeavours and to integrate it with his day-to-day experiences of the world around him. In this treatment of motivation and personality, the author has drawn liberally upon his knowledge of psycho-pathology and the facts of social behaviour without which an understanding of the underlying dynamics of behaviour is not possible. An additional special feature of the book is the chapter on intelligence and aptitudes which prepares the student for a full-dress discourse on techniques of test construction at a later stage in his study of the subject.
S.M. MOHSIN was the Professor and Head of the department of Psychology in the University of Patna. Eminent as a teacher he has been a prolific writer and author of several books and tracts. Currently, he is Research Consultant of NCERT, UGC and Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
The book dwell on thee nuts and bolts of attention perception, learning,
forgetting, thinking, remembering and emotions. It also gives a succinct
narration of the specifies of motivation and personality help the reader to
understand the essential dynamics of behaviour and information, instructive
and enlightening handbook, which no avid aspirant to the study of psycology
can afford to miss."
The Astrological Magazine
Vol: 93, No. 5, May 2004
"The book dwells on the nuts and bolts of attention,
perception,learning,forgetting,thinking,remembering and emotions. It also
gives a succinct narration of the specifies of motivation and
personality...help the reader to understand the essential dynamics of
behaviour... an informative, instructive and enlightening handbook, which
no avid aspirant to the study of psychology can afford to miss."
---The Astrological Magazine
Vol: 93, No.5 May 2004