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January 1934

Phyloanalysis.

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By William Galt, M.A. Price, $1. Pp. 151. New York: Baker and Taylor Company, 1933.

Arch NeurPsych. 1934;31(1):216-217. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250010228017

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Abstract

This volume represents an attempt to give in outline certain aspects of the method of "phyloanalysis," developed by Dr. Trigant Burrow. The author takes pains to remind the reader that he cannot hope to obtain more than an idea as to the technic of phyloanalysis through reading this book, but that phyloanalysis is appreciable only in terms of actual participation in the subjective laboratory process of "group-analysis." The following is an effort to give the gist of the author's thoughts, some of which are not easy to follow.

Phyloanalysis is group-analysis, the group or phyletic method of behavior analysis. The process of phyloanalysis is primarily a study by oneself of reactions occurring within oneself under conditions of an experimental group set-up which permits the inclusion simultaneously of the reactions of others in a commonly controlled observation. The observer's own subjective material is brought to objective observation. He aims to attain

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