Hosted here by the site Classics in the History of Psychology
Why would it be interesting to read? Look at the chapter titles!
I imagine it would work well as a group read, since the chapters can be read separately and still enjoyed.Wikipedia
: "The Principles of Psychology was a vastly influential textbook which summarized the field of psychology through the time of its publication. Psychology was beginning to gain popularity and acclaim in the United States at this time, and the compilation of this textbook only further solidified psychology's credibility as a science. Philosopher Helmut R. Wagner writes that most of the book's contents are now outdated, but that it still contains insights of interest."
The host's description: "Perhaps the most important English-language psychology text in history."
My own comment: as a PhD student in a cognitive psych. program, a number of the seminar courses I attended assigned one of these chapters the first week as both a history of study and as a remarkably pertinent overview.