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August 4, 1951

Perception: An Approach to Personality.

JAMA. 1951;146(14):1361. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140087035

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This book is comprised of 13 papers which were delivered at the 1949-1950 Clinical Psychology Symposium held at the University of Texas. The symposium received financial support from a grant awarded by the National Institute of Mental Health of the United States Public Health Service. The book is intended for use in upper level courses in perception, personality, and experimental and social psychology. The view presented is that study of perceptual activity can provide a basic approach to personality and interpersonal relations. In an attempt to achieve continuity and integration in this material, each author was provided with an outline of the theoretical framework of the symposium at the start of the project and was given an opportunity to familiarize himself with the contributions of other authors before making his own contribution.

After a general orientation in the perceptual approach to personality, the book discusses the physical and chemical determinants

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