Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Boring




Sometimes textbook authors operate under a handicap.  The subject matter can be experienced as dry, especially by introductory students.  This author, Edwin G. Boring, operated under a different handicap: his name.

Somehow, I see this also as a handicap in getting students to enroll in his courses.

By the way, he wrote A History of Experimental Psychology, which was published back in 1950.  It's a challenging textbook, and Professor Boring very liberally threw German expressions around. 



7 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

Too funny!

MarkD60 said...

When I was a teenager, I read a book called "The Making of a Psychiatrist", it was a good book.
But yes, yours has an unfortunate title.

Big Sky Heidi said...

Sometimes chance works in surprising ways.

Mike said...

A pen name would have been appropriate.

beach lad said...

that put a smile on my face.

Cloudia said...

While I am free as a Cloud-ia!





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Bilbo said...

It reminds me of the "author game," in which one picks appropriate author-title matches, such as: "A Brief History of the Balkans," by Hugo Slavia; and, "Climbing the Social Ladder," by Marion Ford DeMoney.