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October 1944

Personality and the Behavior Disorders: A Handbook Based on Experimental and Clinical Research.

Arch NeurPsych. 1944;52(4):339. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1944.02290340086012

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These two volumes are the best collection of articles yet published on personality and behavior disorders. The editor indicates that the study of personality and its development must draw heavily on all of the biologic sciences. These books bring together the work of forty contributors, to give the major theories, facts and clinical experiences from the sciences relating to development of personality. As a result of the growing importance of the work of Galton, Freud, Pavlov and others, many scientific data have been accumulated in this field. Each chapter is written by an expert, and there is a minimal amount of technical jargon.

Volume I contains chapters on theoretic approaches to personality, dynamic theories of personality, methods of assessing personality, behavior dynamics and biologic and organic determinants of personality. Volume II is concerned with experimental and sociologic determinants of personality. Sections are devoted to outstanding patterns of behavior disorders and

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