Leipzig Connection has 58 ratings and 9 reviews. Camille said: Really interesting book about the merger of psychology and education. However, a caveat. W. Featured image from here. *Please also see this companion post about the original printing.. I don’t know exactly when Paolo Lionni. The Leipzig Connection. by Paolo Lionni Reviewed by Earle Fox. Lionni’s book ( paperback, 89 pp.) fills a gap in the history of the destruction of.

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Wundt’s thesis laid the philosophical basis for the principles of conditioning later developed by Pavlov who studied physiology in Leipzig, infive years after Wundt had inaugurated his laboratory there and American behavioral psychologists such as Watson and Skinner; for lobotomies and electroconvulsive therapy; for schools oriented more toward the socialization of the child than toward the development of intellect; and for the emergence of a society more and more blatantly devoted to the gratification of sensory desires at the expense of responsibility and achievement.

Paolo Lionni was bom in Switzerland in and was educated there, in Italy, and in the U. Under the accumulating pressures, the body that he had pushed so remorselessly for the past forty years finally rebelled.

It eventually led to Pavlov, Stalin, and Chinese Communist brainwashing. Murphy, Gardner and Joseph K. Skinner, later wrote the book “Beyond Freedom and Dignity,” arguing that such ancient conceptions as these are luxuries our brave new world can no longer afford.

Matt rated it really liked it Apr 01, Consequently the elementary school has a second function, namely 2 to determine as accurately as possible the native intellectual capacities, the physical, emotional, temperamental, recreational, aesthetic, and other aptitudes of children. The greatest number of loinni, however, is in the year-old range, as roughly one-quarter of the population is recruited into the compulsory federal behavior clinics cosmetically known as schools.


Hall was also instrumental in furthering the career of a man who was to have an unusually profound effect on the course of American educa- 4. Nevins, Allan, Study in Power: At the expense of the free market for the rest of us, of course.

One is to adapt to one’s environment, not change the environment ethically for one’s own and society’s benefit. They also developed the psychophysical methods and in addition made constant use of resources of the physiological laboratory.

This thinking favors a society which operates more on the basis of gratification than on the basis of reason or responsibility. But then his father was promoted and the family moved to Italy — He already knew Dutch, German, French, and English — now Italian would be his fifth language.

Leipzig Connection (Basics in Education)

He would later move to Oregon and become the headmaster of a school. Formal grammar was dropped, divesting students of an essential introduction to the logic of language, meaning, and truth. Germany was prized as the cultural and intellectual kionni of the world. Almost without exception, every one of them became involved in another field which lay open to the advance of German psychology — the field of education.

Literature and history would not be completely abolished, but new methods would be instituted for teaching these subjects, classical literature would be ignored, and formal English grammar would be dropped. The imposition require the control of peoples’ thinking, otherwise people begin to catch on that they are being systematically deceived and betrayed. Constitution grew, and of the federalist efforts that, alone, accomplished its ratification.

It has turned our homes, schools, offices, stores, and factories into the battle- grounds of World War III; the draftees drift from encounter to encounter, increasing numbers suc- cumbing as neurotic mental and spiritual casualties. Standard teaching practices were revised, and a course of study organized on the principles developed at Teachers College by Thorndike and Dewey. Hall organized the psychology laboratory at Johns Hopkins and, inestablished the American Journal of Psychology, giving the “adherents of the new psychology not only a storehouse for contributions both experimental and theoretical, but a sense of solidarity and independence.


The Leipzig Connection by Paolo Lionni

Compulsory universal government psychotherapy is not education. It seems beyond ironic that while contributing to a magazine dedicated to exposing conspiracies that was being run then and earlier by presumably some people working for those very conspiracies, that Paolo died the very next day, 6 April at only age There must be something wrong with the second half, and psychological tests will determine what it is. Bythe stage was set for the propagation of Wundt’s laboratory psychology into American education.

Operating through State, denominational, and individual systems of schools and colleges, it gives the financial controller power to impose upon its beneficiaries its own views, good or bad, and thereby to dominate public opinion in social, economic and political matters.

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Gates formed what was called the General Education Board which would siphon Standard Oil surplus funds into education. This person is correct. Artificial exercises, like drills on phonetics, multiplication tables, and formal writing movements, are used to a wasteful degree.

Kind of interesting actually. For the psychology of Leipzig was, in the eighties and nineties, the newest thing under the sun.