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December 1932

The Physical Basis of Personality.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(6):1462. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240060221025

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Abstract

Much of the material in this book has already been published. In fact, it formed the basis of a series of lectures given by the author in 1930 at Stanford University. On the other hand, the breeding experiments on the structural types among dogs are published in this book for the first time. These experiments show that human freaks parallel in their growth and form diversified canine types, and that the growth of such types is associated with modifications in structure and functions of some of the internal glands.

It would be difficult to single out any particular chapter or statement in this interesting work. The chapter dealing with personality and structural types among normal persons, in which the author emphasizes the linear and lateral types of development, and his comments on the different personality in each are of great interest. It is a familiar fact that man's most striking

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