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May 1944

Physiological Psychology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(5):499-500. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290290086018

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The author states in his preface that this publication is intended to be both a textbook for undergraduates who are preparing for psychology or medicine and a reference book for graduate workers and students in psychology, physiology and medicine. The volume is divided into twenty-six chapters, beginning with an historical introduction and a discussion of cellular functions and concluding, in the final chapter, with a consideration of symbolic processes. For practical purposes, however, this work may be considered as having two broad subdivisions: the first, a review of some of the fundamental considerations of general and neural physiology, and, the second, the author's application and extension of this material to an interpretation of the physiologic basis of psychologic phenomena.

The first section surveys logically and coherently some features of general physiology and then proceeds to a discussion of the physiology of the nervous system as a whole, followed by a