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March 1944

Development in Adolescence.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;51(3):304. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290270093021

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The book is a report based on the record of 1 boy for a period of seven years, from 12 to 17 years of age. The boy is selected from a group of 80 children who were studied by the Adolescent Growth Study Institute A of Child Welfare of the University of California. Aj mass of data about the boy is condensed into this rather brief summary. Instead of a presentation of the usual tables of averages for the group, a careful analysis of this individual and his relationship to his group is presented. The theme is that of a boy with many soicial handicaps and inferiorities who has a tremendous drive to succeed and with his first year at college has outwardly begun to achieve some success. Before his fifteenth year he was undersized but then had a rapid growth to normal stature. With this came a better adjustment.