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April 1932

Konstitutionstypen der Kinder. Mit einem Vorwort von E. Kretschmer.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(4):979-982. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230160220017

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Abstract

In his investigations of the problem whether Kretschmer's constitutional types, with their respective specific character traits, may also be differentiated in children, Krasusky was particularly interested in the problem of the rôle of dynamic factors in the formation of constitutional types. Age, sex, behavior, mental and physical status, living and working conditions and social factors have been investigated conjointly with the study of the psychophysical constitution. Eight hundred children were studied, including 100 under 4 years of age, 100 between 4 and 8 years, 100 between 14 and 16 years, 100 delinquents who had been committed mainly for theft and 200 abandoned, homeless children who had lived on the streets for a certain length of time. Finally, the investigation was extended to psychotic and mentally retarded children.

In this study, the following procedure was applied: general physical and anthropometric examination; observation of the children and the securing of data from

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