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January 6, 1940

Minor Mental Maladjustments in Normal People Based on Original Autobiographies of Personality Maladjustments: A Casebook for the Use of Students of Mental Hygiene, Psychology, Education, Child Development, Sociology, and the Formation of Personality Traits

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By J. E. Wallace Wallin, Ph.D., Director of Division of Special Education and Mental Hygiene of the Delaware State Department of Public Instruction and the Wilmington Public Schools. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 298. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1939.

JAMA. 1940;114(1):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810010086033

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This is essentially a casebook containing original autobiographies of cases of maladjustment. The book first introduces the topic by a general consideration, following it with some cases and an insight as to methods of analysis. Then come reports of actual cases which are concerned with fears and phobias, with dreams, somnambulism, emotional disturbances, physical handicaps, and attitudes. The cases are neatly presented with suitable illustrations. As a storehouse of autobiographic material, the material will be exceedingly useful to teachers and writers, who will find the information of value.

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