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September 1968

History of Psychology: An Overview.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1968;19(3):378. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1968.01740090122014

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This is a competent, scholarly, and uninspired textbook, likely to interest nonstudents primarily as a reference work and bibliographic resource. It can be highly recommended for its up-to-date and encyclopedic coverage of psychology as a world wide field of activity, as well as for its broad sketching in of related philosophic antecedents and current trends. The coverage of phenomenology and existentialism, in their relationships to psychology, is unusually comprehensive and achieves noteworthy lucidity. Among other features distinguishing this volume are the survey of psychological activity in Asia, the history of clinical psychology as a profession, and a systematic, though superficial, coverage of the "schools" of psychology from a historical perspective.

The authors, Henryk Misiak and Virginia

Staudt Sexton, associate professors of psychology at Fordham University and at Hunter College respectively, have delivered what they promised: an overview of psychology. It acquaints one

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