August 1962

Intelligence and Experience.

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By. J. McV. Hunt. Price, $8. Pp. 416. The Ronald Press Company, 15 E. 26th St., New York 10, 1961.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;7(2):153-154. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01720020077019

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If the true value of a book is to be measured in terms of its capacity to stimulate thinking, by challenging habitual and stereotyped modes of understanding, and offering new and bold vistas for the synthesis and integration of data and information on a specific area of study, it should be said without reservation that J. McV. Hunt's Intelligence and Experience stands out in richness of information, breadth of erudition, and challenging intellectual depth, as a most important contribution to behavioral science. This book needed to be written; it is the first of a series of three concerned with intelligent behavior, its structure, its motivation, and its practical development in child-rearing. In reviewing Intelligence and Experience, I will not try to hide my unqualified approval and enthusiasm for its central thesis. Yet, without pretending to do full justice to the richness of this book, this review will focus on

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