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March 1932

How to Be Happy Though Human.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(3):756-757. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230150272021

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Abstract

In the last year or two the number of semiscientific, or what could be better termed pseudoscientific, books that have been written for the public is appalling. In each the author deplores the volume of such literature and then proceeds to write another book. For example, Wolfe states in the preface: "A veritable Niagara of pseudo-psychological literature has been poured upon the lay ear," and then dilates on the need of a good book, written by a competent person, and that to meet this need he has essayed the task of writing "a Baedeker of the soul."

The titles of such books are intriguing; "How to Be Happy Though Human," "Love in the Machine Age," "The Academy for Souls," "Machine Made Man," etc., are a few. On the folder there is a diagram illustrating the relationship of society, work and sex to prostitution, perversion, homosexuality, slave drivers and so on.

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