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February 1950

Psychobiology and Psychiatry: A Textbook of Normal and Abnormal Human Behavior. Second Edition.

Arch NeurPsych. 1950;63(2):354. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1950.02310200162017

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Abstract

This volume is a new edition, by the same author, of the text published in 1939. In the author's words, "This second edition has been extensively edited in the light of my recent years devoted largely to private practice, and will indicate what I have found useful as concepts and as practice."

The size of the book has been reduced by about 100 pages. The historical appendixes of the first edition have been omitted. Again, the text has been divided into three parts: Part I: Psychobiology, the Study of Normal Behavior; Part II: Abnormal Behavior; Part III: Treatment.

Part I is entirely devoted to a chapter on the historical and philosophic basis of psychobiology, together with a study of the student's personality, in which personality development is taken up in the minutest detail, mainly on the basis of the student's evaluation of himself.

Part II includes a short historical account

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