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Dr. Künkel brings to his work as psychiatrist a keen concern for problems philosophic and sociologic. Probably the most telling exponent of Alfred Adler's individual psychology in Berlin, his formulation comes as if from a different angle of vision and challenges, by reason of the unfamiliar perspective, to reexamination of the significance of ideas that, for all their worth, seem sometimes to be in danger of disregard through trite repetition.
The book under review is a sharply focused attempt to deal with the practical problem of learning to apply modern psychology to the everyday tasks of parents, teachers and the like. In the original it is entitled "Die Arbeit am Charakter." The keynote to the entire discussion lies in the single and ever repeated emphasis on self-education, on searching within oneself, in one's own veiled attitude of egocentrism (that takes form in fear, lack of confidence, personal authority, etc.), for
God Helps Those.. Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(5):1268–1271. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230170284012