June 1960

Reflexes to Intelligence: A Reader in Clinical Psychology.

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Edited by Samuel J. Beck and Herman B. Molish. Price, $8.50. Pp. 669. Free Press of Glencoe, 119 W. Lake St., Chicago, 1959.

AMA Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1960;2(6):710-711. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1960.03590120118015

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This scholarly, sprightly, and beautiful book meets the standard which we have come to expect of the Free Press and of the modern eclectic method in the preparation of basic texts.

Thirty years ago we could have been assured that the symposium method of preparing a text would soon give up the ghost; likewise, that in all symposia the big “schools” of psychology would gobble up the little ones, leaving us with a few monoliths from which to choose. We might also have expected a general degradation or cheapening of the effort to meet the undergraduate in a mass education era. All these predictions would be wide of the mark in the field of the psychological texts of today. The present volume is one with which to be especially gratified. The undergraduate who confronts clinical psychology in terms such as these will, I think, relish it and

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