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April 1931

Readings in Psychology.

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By Raymond Holder Wheeler. Price, $3.75. Pp. 597. New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1930.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;25(4):935-936. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230040269019

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This volume is a collection of papers by various authors, all of which have been published elsewhere. It is presented in book form for the purpose of giving the beginning student in psychology easy access to a selected number of experimental investigations. The following chapter headings indicate the nature of the subjects presented: Group I. Social Behavior: I. The Individual and the Group: An Application of Eight Organismic Laws. II. The Influence of the Group upon Association and Thought. III. Do Groups Think More Efficiently than Individuals? IV. The Nature of Hypnosis: As Indicated by the Presence or Absence of Post-Hypnotic Amnesia and "Rapport."

Group II. Intelligent Behavior: V. Taking the Dogma out of the I.Q. VI. Intelligence as Method of Adaptation. VII. Experimental Studies of Adaptive Behavior in Cats. VIII. The Solving of Problem-Situations by Preschool Children: An Analysis.

Group III. Emotive Behavior: IX. A Case of Dual Personality.