August 1967

The College Dropout and the Utilization of Talent.

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Edited by Lawrence A. Pervin, PhD; Louis E. Reik, MD; and Willard Dalrymple, MD. Price, $6.50. Pp 260. Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 1966.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1967;17(2):246-248. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1967.01730260118018

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We are living in an age when the high school graduate, after at least one, and usually more, years of constant well-meaning bombardment by parents, teachers, counselors, older friends, and siblings, as well as the printed word, must face a college career considered crucial to his lifelong security and even his very existence. The College Dropout and the Utilization of Talent is an exceedingly timely tome that deals with this increasingly important and challenging problem.

Edited by three key Princeton health service staff members, whose contributions are rounded out by those of 12 other social scientists and psychiatrists, the book is a heartwarming reminder that the alarming dropout dilemma is not being neglected.

The book is divided into two major portions. The first, concerned with "Research and Administration," reports on the statistical and psychological research already done in the field, and on directions

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