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February 1937

Psychopathology: A Survey of Modern Approaches.

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(2):477-478. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260140263018

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The author offers an orientation in modern psychopathology in its broadest sense, including the leading theories and investigations and the treatment based on them. The only field omitted is histopathology. An enumeration of the headings of the various chapters will perhaps convey the best idea of the scope of the book: historical survey; Morton Prince; Freud's psychoanalysis; Adler's individual psychology; Jung's analytic psychology; Rivers' theories; Watson's behaviorism; Kempf's psychopathology; Berman's endocrine theories; biochemical and physiology contributions; Kretschmer's constitutional approach; ethnologic and sociologic evidence; the eclectics and the characterologists; the position in psychology; applied psychopathology; the concept of the ego in psychiatry; type psychology, with special reference to Jung, and psychopathology and the herd instinct. The carefully selected bibliography, with an index of names and authors, is a valuable help.

The presentation is concise and interspersed with critical remarks and references. This, however, does not make for easy reading, and one

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