September 1961

Psychology and Education.

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By Hirsch Lazaar Silverman. Price, $3.75. Pp. 169. Philosophical Library, Inc., 15 E. 40th St., New York 16, 1961.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1961;5(3):320. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1961.01710150102017

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Psychology and Education is a collection of essays and articles written over the years by Professor H. L. Silverman. The author's philosophical approach to various aspects of modernday psychology is presented. One could divide the book into three main parts: The first deals with theoretical aspects and practical problems of psychology today. In this part Dr. Silverman discusses psychological problems of the diagnosis of the retarded child and the psychological and educational aspects of discipline. This part can serve as a guide to the many bewildered and perplexed parents of our time; as he says, "There are times when the adults should simply say to children that a rule must be insisted upon only because the adult knows better what is good for the child" (p. 19). The author has one short essay on the psychology of democracy in education and two on the relation between religion and psychology.

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