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July 1929

Handbook of Individual Psychology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(1):184-185. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220010187017

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This exhaustive treatise succeeds in presenting the essentials of individual psychology up to the time of its publication. Since the appearance of Alfred Adler's original study of organ inferiority, in 1907, a literature has grown up about this fruitful conception which demonstrates again the widespread interest which the newer psychology in its various phases has excited, extending far beyond the field of medicine as ordinarily conceived. The first impression of Wexberg's monumental work is its scope. It is probable that no such comprehensive attempt to elucidate the problems of life, as applied both to the individual and to society at large, has ever been attempted on the basis of a single theory. This universality of application, which finds full expression in these volumes, may well lead to a decided modification of the basic thesis.

Adler himself does not appear as a contributor except for a brief but important preface. In

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