This fascinating book contains a comprehensive treatise on the subject of psychology written by William James. This is an edited version of his previous work "The Principles of Psychology", leaving out a few whole chapters, the polemical and historic matter, all the metaphysical discussions and purely speculative passages. This was done to make the text more suitable for the classroom, which was the principle aim of this edition. As such, this detailed yet accessible introduction to psychology is the perfect book for students looking for an entry point to the subject. William James (1842 - 1910) was an American philosopher and psychologist. He was the first person to offer a course in psychology, and is widely accredited as being the father of American psychology. This vintage book is being republished now in an affordable, modern edition - complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.