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Contrary imaginations a psychological study of the English schoolboy by Liam Hudson

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Published by Penguin in Harmondsworth .
Written in


  • Creative thinking (Education),
  • Mental tests -- Great Britain.,
  • Students -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementLiam Hudson.
SeriesPelican books -- A863
LC ClassificationsLB1062 .H76 1968, LB1062 H76 1974
The Physical Object
Pagination205 p. :
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22184950M
ISBN 100140208631

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The dialogue and family interaction here are skillfully written, but the story is weighed down by Alex's philosophical ruminations (paralleled in the book he's reading, also entitled Contrary Imaginations), whose complexity is at odds with this book's reading : Larry Callen. Originally published in , Contrary Imaginations describes two types of clever schoolboy, the 'converger' and the 'diverger'. The intellectual and personal differences between these two types are examined in detail. This description is then used as the foundation for a more general discussion of the motives which lead men and women into the Arts or the Sciences, and of the qualities which. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Hudson, Liam. Contrary imaginations. London, Methuen, (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors. “Contrary Imaginations was my first book, and was written very much in isolation. No one else in Cambridge in the mids was much interested in the problems of human intelligence, beyond the production of yet another IQ test, and my comrades in the psychological laboratory were persuaded, in any case, that it was a topic best suited to the.