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June 1943

Psychology You Can Use.

Arch NeurPsych. 1943;49(6):930. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1943.02290180154022

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This book should prove both entertaining and instructive to any one who has not had an introductory course in psychology and wants to know with what the science deals. It is a small volume which explains psychology in simple and readable form. The opening chapters are concerned with the physiologic approach to the understanding of human behavior and cover such topics as taste, smell, hearing and seeing. After this, the more truly psychologic fields are reviewed, and attention, learning, instincts, intelligence, emotions and other topics come up for review. In addition to the general exposition, each chapter carries suggestions for simple home experiments which the reader can try out by himself.

In his selection of material Professor Roberts has unerringly picked the essentials, and his presentation should prove satisfactory to all psychologists regardless of their orientation. There is one erroneous diagram used in the discussion of the Müller-Lyer illusion; aside

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