January 1962

Parental Attitudes and Child Behavior.

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By John C. Glidewell, Ph.D., Program Director, Social Science Institute, Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. Price, $8.50. Pp. 239. Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 301-327 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, Ill., 1961.

Am J Dis Child. 1962;103(1):109-110. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1962.02080020113032

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For those who feel that the current approaches to child rearing and personality development are too unscientific, this book should be most welcome. The material here presented had its source in 2 activities. The first is the on-going and well-established research carried out by several mental health agencies in St. Louis County. This work, primarily under the aegis of Washington University and the St. Louis County Health Department and sponsored by the United States Public Health Service, has had a growing record of productive material in the field of understanding of behavioral disorders of children. The book derives more immediately from a conference conducted by the Social Science Institute of Washington University, a conference primarily concerned with research approaches.

The separate papers describe specific attacks on the problem of personality development and the role that parents play in such development. Although some of the articles are highly technical, they do

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