The Relationship between Language Habits and Habits of Conduct Control
by Ethel B. Waring - 1927
CONDUCT control may be represented as a continuous scale between the extremes of near-sighted and far-sighted control according to whether the satisfactions are more personal and immediate or more inclusive and permanent.1 The early near-sighted control seems to be related largely to the primitive language of gesture, facial expression, interjection, etc. The spoken word seems to enter into this relationship to the extent that it is frequently and consistently used with the same affective meanings in immediate and personal satisfaction. Gradually the satisfactions come to include deferred and social values, and far-sighted control develops as he self itself grows.
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