June 1964

Psychology and the Measure of Man.

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By Joseph Lyons. Price, $5.50. Pp 306. The Free Press of Glencoe. 60 Fifth Ave. New York 10011, 1963.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1964;10(6):660-661. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1964.01720240114016

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A quote from the author's preface to his work may help set the mood and style of its main argument: "Although this book is intended as a first contribution toward the re-evaluation of some basic clinical problems, it is not meant as a manual on what to do in the clinical situation. I have no new method to offer—but I hope that the criticisms as well as the positive suggestions offered here, many of which would seem to be long overdue, will begin to make possible an approach in which our main interest is recentered. If this were to happen, our emphasis as clinicians and scientists might shift from 'Others' to 'Persons'—to introduce at once a pair of terms which will carry the main burden of my argument. I will claim that a science of Others is basically different from a science of Persons, and that psychology as a science

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