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November 1929

Die psychischen Reaktionsformen. Abhandlung aus des Neurologie, Psychiatrie, Psychologie und ihren Grenzgebieten.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;22(5):1101-1102. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02220050241019

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This book offers a comprehensive account of the author's point of view, which he has expounded in a previous book and in a number of papers since 1913. The chief interest lies in many interesting details and observations, as well as in formulations, which show that the author, who is chief physician of the psychiatric institute at Herzberge in Berlin, has at his disposal a vast store of sound psychiatric experience. The system he expounds, however, is very formal.

Marcuse states that the content, or as he calls it the quality, of psychic reactions is of little importance. The source of psychologic and psychiatric knowledge is to be found in the intensity of psychic reactions. This 'ntensity can be comprehended by introspection and by empathy of others. The term "reaction form" is used by him in the verbal sense, as meaning the form of psychic reactions alone, and not

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