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January 1932

Internationale Tagung für angewandte Psychopathologie und Psychologie, Wien, 1930. Referate und Vorträge.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(1):246-247. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230130252024

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Under the aegis of various European psychiatrists and psychologists, a society for psychopathology and applied psychology was founded about a decade ago. In June, 1920, the first International Congress was held in Vienna and many interesting papers were read.

Rudolf Allers discussed the importance of psychopathology for psychology, the theologist Karl Beth, its relation to religious psychology. The psychologist, T. Erismann, who is a follower of Spranger, described the position and reaction of the individual to society and the mass and the development of mass-reactions ("mass-psychoses"). Stransky pointed out the influence of present-day civilization on the individual, stressing especially the change from country to city life, unfortunate choice of occupation, etc. J. Suter reviewed the approach of applied psychology. W. Morgenthaler added to occupational therapy of patients their outlet in art productions, which ought to be encouraged and used as "creative" treatment, as Jung had previously suggested. H. Prinzhorn offered

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