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February 1940

Clinical and Experimental Studies in Personality.

Arch NeurPsych. 1940;43(2):426. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1940.02280020234022

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This fine volume is a revised and enlarged reprinting of the book which appeared in 1929. The old edition being exhausted and the demand still continuing, Dr. Roback is to be congratulated for having accepted and ably completed the task of revision. His preface and essay on "Prince's Place in Psychology" make an excellent introduction.

It is now ten years since the death of Dr. Prince, and the psychology of personality which he helped so much in creating is taking an important place. Janet, Freud and Jung were largely clinical in their approach; Prince always had a flare for the experimental, and this adds greatly to the data which support his discussions. By giving the best of Prince's work this book becomes a fundamental text for both clinicians and investigators in the field of abnormal psychology. The chapter on "The Role of Meaning in the Psychoneurosis," though not a deep

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