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This is the fifth edition of Bühler's monographic treatise on the mental development of the child. It contains in compact form a large amount of material, so that it is not possible to cover it adequately in a review, especially since the subject itself makes it necessary that heterogeneous groups of facts and theories be included.
The material is grouped in large sections. The first is devoted to general problems, such as comparative psychology, the inheritance of mental qualities, the scope of psychology of the child and the child's bodily development. Other chapters deal with the first year of life, perceptions, the development of representative activity, the development of language, the development of drawing, the development of thinking and a general theory of mental development. In the author's opinion, the development of drawing has especial interest, and he discusses it fully. Perhaps the most original part of the book is
Die geistige Entwicklung des Kindes.. Arch NeurPsych. 1930;24(6):1303–1304. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1930.02220180200025
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