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This is a book of 556 pages of the knowledge that has been put into the written word by the students of the thought and behavior of mankind. Elizabeth Hurlock has written of her bibliography of over a thousand writings in a manner that indicates orderly intake, digestion, and assimilation of the literature that deals with the evolution of the human personality. The effects on the mind of the constancy of change of the body are kept before the reader, changes inherent in growth and aging, also the difference between man and woman. The division of human life into 10 periods is used to enumerate and describe the qualities more clearly shown in each period. In citing these qualities the reasons for their appearance are discussed, also the influence the quality may have in the general process of development of the personality. There is one chapter of 33 pages, "The
Developmental Psychology.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;88(3):424. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050100426016