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March 11, 1933

Behaviour Aspects of Child Conduct.

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By Esther Loring Richards, B.A., M.D., D.Sc., Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. With a foreword by Adolf Meyer. Cloth. Price, $2.50. Pp. 299. New York: Macmillan Company, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(10):768-769. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740100062038

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More and more, mental health of children is becoming the active concern of parents, teachers and physicians. Many parents believe that merely having a child gives them complete understanding, but nothing could be further from the truth. Many parents consider themselves able to give expert opinions concerning behavior, while in reality they have little, if any, understanding of the matter. Even those who have made a careful study of psychology of childhood cannot be certain as to the best course to pursue in the solution of childhood behavior problems. There are many books on child behavior. In this book is a discussion of the problem illustrated by many case reports. There is a discussion of the rôle of behavior in the field of individual health, followed by chapters on the methods of inquiry into the failure of adjustment, on the relation of physical handicaps to child behavior, and on the

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