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December 1935

The New Field of Psychology.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;34(6):1356. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250240225027

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This is presented as an introductory book and covers the topics usually included in a first text of general psychology. It would, however, be a difficult book for most beginners to use. Bentley attempts to avoid any assumption of mental states or processes, condemning these as "short-cuts through allegory." His approach to the subject and his discussions of apprehending, executing, inspecting, comprehending and elaborating as "psychological functions" would probably be unnecessarily involved for the beginning student, but they will interest the psychologist who is following the development of psychologic theory.

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