Théodule-Armand Ribot  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

Jump to: navigation, search

Related e

Google
Wikipedia
Wiktionary
Wiki Commons
Wikiquote
Wikisource
YouTube
Shop


Featured:
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
Enlarge
Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Théodule-Armand Ribot (December 18, 1839 - December 9, 1916), French psychologist, was born at Guingamp, and was educated at the Lycée de St Brieuc.

In 1856 he began to teach, and was admitted to the École Normale Supérieure in 1862. In 1885 he gave a course of lectures on Experimental Psychology at the Sorbonne, and in 1888 was appointed professor of that subject at the College of France. His thesis for his doctors' degree, republished in 1882, Hérédité: étude psychologique (5th ed., 1889), was his most important and best known book.

Following the experimental and synthetic methods, he brought together a large number of instances of inherited peculiarities. He paid particular attention to the physical element of mental life, ignoring all spiritual or nonmaterial factors in man. In his work on La Psychologie anglaise contemporaine: l'école expérimentale (1870), he showed his sympathy with the sensationalist school, and again in his translation of Herbert Spencer's Principles of Psychology.

Besides numerous articles, he wrote on Arthur Schopenhauer, Philosophie de Schopenhauer (1874; 7th ed., 1896), and on the contemporary psychology of Germany (La Psychologie allemande contemporaine, 1879; 13th ed., 1898), also four little monographs on Les Maladies de la mémoire (1881; x3th ed., 1898); De la volonté (1883; 14th ed., 1899); De la personnalité (1885; 8th ed., 1899); and La Psychologie de l'attention (1888), which supplied useful data to the study of mental illness.

Bibliography

Works

  • La Psychologie anglaise contemporaine: l'école expérimentale (1870)
  • La Psychologie des sentiments (1896)
  • L'Evolution des idées genérales (1897)
  • Essai sur l'imagination créatrice (1900)
  • La Logique des sentiments (1904)
  • Essai sur les passions (1906)

English editions

  • English Psychology (1873)
  • Heredity: a Psychological Study of its Phenomena, Laws, Causes, and Consequences (1875)
  • Diseases of Memory: An Essay in the Positive Psychology (1882)
  • Diseases of the Will (New York, 1884) , (tr. MM Snell, Open Court Publishing, Chicago 1894; 3rd ed., 1903)
  • German Psychology of to-day, tr. JM Baldwin (New York, 1886)
  • The Psychology of Attention (Open Court Publishing Company, Chicago, 1890)
  • Diseases of Personality (Chicago, 1895)
  • The Psychology of the Emotions (1897)
  • The Evolution of General Ideas, tr. FA Welby (Chicago, 1899)
  • Essay on the Creative Imagination, tr. AHN Baron (1906).




Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Théodule-Armand Ribot" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on original research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools