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August 1931

The Psychology of the Common Branches.

Arch NeurPsych. 1931;26(2):468. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1931.02230080224030

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Professor Pyle presents his interpretations of the psychologic studies that have been made on the teaching of reading, spelling, handwriting and arithmetic and on the diagnostic and remedial work in these branches. His book is an elementary textbook that necessarily deals, as the author explains in the preface, with established principles and the most probable interpretations. There is little discussion of the many disputed problems in the teaching of the common branches or in the field of learning. The book is a good practical manual, however, for the reader who will bear in mind that future experimentation and interpretation will probably change the significance of many of the principles presented. It has a further value for the advanced as well as for the elementary student in that each chapter is followed by an up-to-date bibliography with useful abstracts of the important material on teaching, testing and remedial work in the

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