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July 1932

Let's Be Normal! The Psychologist Comes to His Senses.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):248-249. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010256025

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This book is by one of the members or followers of the adlerian school of psychology, better known as individual psychology. It has been written for the purpose of concerning itself with the problems of everyday life as seen from the fields of psychotherapy, pedagogy, public welfare and the self-education of the individual. The author is convinced that the individual psychology of Adler has helped in getting the proper understanding of human character. Described throughout this work is "the process of clarification." "Human character as presented in this book will be understandable only to those who have experienced clarification or been close to it."

Part I discusses the forms of character, dealing largely with the various degrees of egocentricity and other complications if the egocentricity is too extreme for easy adjustment. This keynote of egocentricity goes through the entire volume. Through the process of negative experiences, suffering and making objective

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