By A. R. Luria, Professor of Psychology, State Institute of Experimental Psychology, Moscow, U. S. S. R. Translated from the Russian and edited by W. Horsley Gantt, Phipps Psychiatric Clinic, Johns Hopkins University. Price, $4. Pp. 428, with 133 illustrations. New York: Horace Liveright, Inc., 1932.
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Interesting studies are frequently appearing from Soviet Russia, and this large book is not the least interesting of present Russian scientific studies. It consists largely of accounts of laboratory experiments performed on human beings to ascertain the origin of mechanisms which may be the basis of "the disorganization of human behavior," and further elaborates in detailed, involved discussion the results of these experiments to see if any approach to proper conceptions of regulation of behavior might be found. The work is done by a leading Russian psychologist and is made available to English readers by Dr. Gantt, of the Phipps Psychiatric Clinic, who has spent many years of study in Russian scientific circles.
The experiments are typical of those found in any first-class psychologic laboratory, but are somewhat unique in that a varied number and kind of subjects were used, including criminals, children and definitely neurotic persons, as well as
The Nature of Human Conflicts: Or Emotion, Conflict and Will. An Objective Study of Disorganization and Control of Human Behavior. Arch NeurPsych. 1934;31(2):467. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1934.02250020255016
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