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January 1957

Research Techniques in Schizophrenia

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1957;77(1):112. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1957.02330310122021

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In this paper-bound volume concerned with research techniques in schizophrenia, five presentations are made, followed by active discussion by members of a special board of discussants. Both the prime presentations and the discussions are well edited and easily understandable.

John Lilly relates his work on the mental effects of reduction of ordinary levels of physical stimuli on intact healthy persons. This symposium is fascinating for its material concerned with psychodynamics and neurophysiology. If only for this symposium itself, the book is worth while.

Jerome K. Myers reports on the Yale studies of social and psychological variables in relation to schizophrenia. Morton Kramer and his group present the application of life tables to the study of mental hospital populations. Barbara Betz and John Whitehorn summarize their studies of the relationship of the therapist to the outcome of therapy in schizophrenia, which was a very illuminating research.

Finally, Ogden Lindsley discusses operant

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