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dc.contributor.authorMorris, Reginal Innesen
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-15T14:38:00Z
dc.date.available2019-02-15T14:38:00Z
dc.date.issued1945en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/35406
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dc.description.abstractDr Crichton Miller wrote that the conclusions of the Dynamic Psychologists 'have often reaffirmed those which the experience of mankind has long ago evolved and treasured,' adding: 'It is undeniable that analytical psychology repeats a good deal of the wisdom of the nursery ... and it often follows with slow feet to a goal which the insight of poets and prophets reached at a bound'.en
dc.description.abstractWith slow feet, paths have been followed through out this study, leading, in the end, to the reiteration of a. statement, which many a mother might have made:en
dc.description.abstract1. LET US WELCOME THE INTRODUCTION OF METHODS that appeal to the 'child's active powers, to his capacities in construction, production, and creation; LET THE ACTIVITIES 'contribute to the welfare of the community'; LET THE CHILD AND ADOLESCENT use their own intelligence (as well as the knowledge they can gain from books and observation) in building up Creed and pattern for conduct; LET THEM DO SOCIALLY VALUABLE, PRODUCTIVE WORK, and so 'compensate' for any feeling of inferiority they may have, and realise their natural goal in life -- to be a complete human being -- instead of suppressing their imaginative and constructive tendencies. When It is asked, How are these methods to be introduced? the answer of the educationist is:en
dc.description.abstract2. THE EDUCATOR MAY MANIPULATE TIC ENVIRONMENT; the child's freedom must be respected. When a further question is presented, May not the educator demand obedience? the reply is:en
dc.description.abstract3. WHILE CARE SHOULD BE TAKEN TO SEE THAT THE CHILD IS NOT DISCOURAGED AND ' BLOCKED ON ALL SIDES', YET THE CHILD WILL HAVE, IN LIFE, TO SUBMIT (OR 'ADJUST HIMSELF') TO SOCIETY, HIS PARTNER IN THE HOME, AND THE ETERNAL: AND IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT HIS SUBMISSIVE INSTINCT SHOULD FUNCTION FROM EARLIEST INFANCY.en
dc.description.abstract4. THE PARENT OR NURSE, HAS THREE METHODS OF ENFORCING OBEDIENCE, AND WILL EMPLOY EACH IN ITS PROPER PLACE AND TIME, viz., (i) PHYSICAL STRENGTH, (ii) 'CONDITIONING' , OR PUNISHMENT, OR NATURAL REWARDS, (III) PUBLIC OPINION ('IT'S NOT DONE', &c.) . LATER, THE CHIT fl' S INTELLIGENCE WILL HELP. What of THE INSTINCTS?en
dc.description.abstract5. THE PARENTS HAVE A CHANCE TO MANIPULATE THE CHILD'S ENVIRONMENT SO THAT SOME MAY DEVELOP, SOME MAY. BE INHIBITED BY DRAINAGE, AND SOME INHIBITED BY SELF - RESPECT, REASON, LOVE. What of the CINEMA and LITERATURE that does not conform to the highest moral standards?en
dc.description.abstract6. IT IS DESIRABLE THAT HOME, SCHOOL, CHURCH, PRESS., BROADCAST, CINEMA, etc., should ALL SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE, and THAT THERE SHOULD BE EXCLUDED FROM THE CHILD' S ENVIRONMENT ALL THAT SPEAKS WITH A CONTRADICTORY VOICE, UNTIL THE CHILD REACHES YEARS OF DISCRETION. What of the child's company?en
dc.description.abstract7. THE CHILD IS CHANGED BY THE COMPANY HE KEEPS: HE IMITATES, RESPONDS TO SUGGESTION; IS 'SYMPATHETIC' HE ' IMITATES' THE 'FEELINGS' OF OTHERS) : HE OBEYS THE DICTATES OF THE COMMUNITY TO AN EXTENT SELDOM APPRECIATED: CO-OPERATIVE WORK UNDER LEADERSHIP WILL APPEAL TO HIM AFTER HE IS ABOUT ELEVEN YEARS OF AGE. What of religion?en
dc.description.abstract8. 'CERTAIN RELIGIOUS CONVICTIONS, NOT FOUNDED ON REASON, ARE A NECESSITY OF LIFE FOR MANY PERSONS' (Dr Jung); 'THE DEEPER PERSONAL NECESSITIES OF MEN AND WOMEN, WHO FEEL, A SENSE OF INCOMPLETENESS IN THE DEEPEST RECESSES OF PERSONALITY,' COMPEL THEM TO REACH OUT 'TOWARDS SOME LARGER EXISTENCE' (Mr Trotter); IT REMAINS FOR THE EDUCATOR TO ARRANGE THE ENVIRONMENT SO THAT THE DEVELOPING CHILD MAY COME TO FIND 'THAT PRACTICAL RELATIONSHIP with God, as revealed by Jesus Christ, which enables the believer to overcome even death itself; THAT FELLOWSHIP WITH'HIM which gives happiness and peace; THAT SATISFYING VIEW OF EXISTENCE as a whole, THAT SPIRITUAL VALUATION of human life, THAT MORAL IDEAL that towers above custom and convention, WHICH HAVE BEEN SEEN TO BE OF THE ESSENCE OF RELIGION'.en
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.relation.ispartofAnnexe Thesis Digitisation Project 2019 Block 22en
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dc.titleThe application of the hormic theory in psychology to the theory of religious educationen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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