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Wells, Frederic Lyman 1884-

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Works: 81 works in 219 publications in 2 languages and 2,062 library holdings
Roles: Author, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Frederic Lyman Wells
Mental adjustments by Frederic Lyman Wells( )

23 editions published between 1917 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under a convergent variety of interests the concept of mental adjustment has assumed a larger significance and new aspects. Dr. Wells undertakes to interpret and organize the material from which insight has resulted. The fundamental biological conception of adapted conduct, as that conforming to and advancing the welfare of the individual and the race, remains. The increasing understanding of the psychical factor changes the view of the mechanisms by which such adaptation is reached in human lives. It is a complicated matter to make individuals happy, the more complicated the individual and the more complicated the circumstances that control, the greater the complexity of adjustment. The science of happiness is the most intricate of human pursuits. It is to this study that Dr. Wells makes a significant contribution. The volume moves toward a definite position in regard to the control and expression of vital trends. Such a position has a direct bearing upon ethics and education and all the regulative systems that distinguish between good and bad, between the more and less desirable. For adjustment implies value, indeed sets the standard of value. Dr. Wells attempts an analysis of the source of such standards, and an appraisal of their worth and fitness for the life that we of today must attain. With the task thus set, his procedure naturally is concerned with orderly unfoldment and presentation of detail. Beginning with the biological relations, he promptly introduces the mental factor, and presents the mind and its products as an instrument of adjustment. The use and waste of the mental trends is his theme. Right thinking is the indispensable requisite of right action. The mind's privilege is at once its power and its danger. The substitution of thoughts for realities takes us back to primitive man and the unschooled habits of his mind, to magic and superstition; it takes us collaterally to the breakdown of mind in the forms of insanity, in which the distinction of fact and fancy fades. The mechanisms of the process are absorbing. The scope of symbolism is important and receives a chapter to itself. Humor, rhetoric, magic, dreams, delusion, reflect the force at work--a common habit with vastly different outcomes. The work should find its place as an aid to the general reader, as a guide to the psychological student, whatever his practical interests or his professional purpose may be"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Mental tests in clinical practice by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

14 editions published between 1927 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Give administration a chance to catch up with legislation" was an early counsel from an American legislator destined to become historically famous. In the smaller world of mental tests there is proportionate need to give administration a chance to catch up with invention. Of the making of many tests there is no end. Careful work of this kind serves an essential purpose, but manuals of directions and norms seldom suffice for the intelligent use of tests. Questions continually come up in laboratory practice with which manuals of directions cannot deal. The applications of a technique to the study of individual cases, and its place in the system of available psychometric method, are with difficulty learned from those manuals of procedure, each of which is naturally and properly concerned with setting forth its particular technique as such. To these basic sources, such as Terman's The Measurement of Intelligence or Pintner and Paterson's A Scale of Performance Tests, this volume offers a supplement of experience gained by their means. In no sense can it replace them; on the contrary, it assumes them. It does aim to enhance the usefulness of these contributions, by going into details of practice whose significance has since developed and by case illustrations of their application to the study of conduct problems. The volume is not intended as material for learning, but as a guide to practice. The exercises are thus as integral a part of the presentation as any portion of the text. The case material is selected from the point of view of showing how the methods discussed bear on the management of the case"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Pleasure and behavior by Frederic Lyman Wells( )

11 editions published between 1924 and 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present contribution is focused upon a field that has attracted the spot-light of psychological interest. The reconstruction of psychology as the science of behavior has brought about a renewed attention to the life of the feelings and emotions and the sources of motives for action. Man as a rational animal has by no means been dethroned, but rather has been reinstated in his estate with a fresher and a deeper understanding of the function of his rationality to give point and substance and refinement to his affective life. Happiness and success are interpreted as high-level sanctions of endeavor which has its motive source in lowly origins, where simpler pleasures rule as rewards and simpler pains are imposed as penalties. Ever subject to the same incentives for the wiser direction of his conduct, man's power to attain nobler prides and more complex shames testifies to the social evolution that has transformed his environment without turning his nature from its ordained orbit. Such loyalty to original nature is quite compatible with the highest aspirations and the wisdom to set a goal and devise the means for its attainment. Man remains the pleasure-loving creature, while enlarging the scope of his pleasures and the level of their satisfaction"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The Psychological researches of James McKeen Cattell by V. A. C. 1877- Henmon( )

7 editions published between 1914 and 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Cattell's work on reaction time / [by] V.A.C. Henmon -- Professor Cattell's studies of reading and perception / [by] W.F. Dearborn -- Professor Cattell's relation to the association method / [by] F.L. Wells -- Professor Cattell's psychophysical contributions / [by] R.S. Woodworth -- Professor Cattell's studies by the method of relative position / [by] H.L. Hollingworth -- Professor Cattell's relation to the study of individual differences / [by] E.L. Thorndike
Mental examiners' handbook by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

18 editions published between 1942 and 1972 in English and French and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Association test; being a part of the Report of the Committee of the American psychological association on the standardizing of procedure in experimental tests by American Psychological Association( Book )

9 editions published between 1911 and 1970 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linguistic lapses, with especial reference to the perception of linguistic sounds by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

15 editions published between 1905 and 1908 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On certain electrical processes in the human body and their relation to emotional reactions by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

8 editions published in 1911 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A statistical study of literary merit, with remarks on some new phases of the method by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

8 editions published between 1907 and 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A miscellany. First series, I-X by Merrill Moore( Book )

2 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mental measure of Merrill Moore : a psychometric study of the author of M : one thousand autobiographical sonnets by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The status of "clinical" psychology by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1922 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outstanding traits: in a selected college group : with some reference to career interests and war records by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1946 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the psychiatric aide sees his work and problems by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

2 editions published in 1956 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological effects of alcohol; an experimental investigation of the effects of moderate doses of ethyl alcohol on a related group of neuro-muscular processes in man by Raymond Dodge( Book )

3 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On formulation in psychoanalysis by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mental adaptation by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

2 editions published between 1922 and 1927 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The systematic observation of the personality-in its relation to the hygiene of mind by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the psychmotor mechanisms of typewriting by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1916 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the variability of individual judgments by Frederic Lyman Wells( Book )

3 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Wells, F. L.

Wells, F. L. (Frederic Lyman), 1884-

Wells, Fred L.

Wells, Fred L. (Frederic Lyman), 1884-

Wells, Frederic Lyman, b. 1884

Languages
English (143)

French (1)