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December 21, 1935

Psicologia social

JAMA. 1935;105(25):2099. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760510071036

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This book is a modern presentation of some of the more superficial facts of social psychology. It is somewhat less scientific and less exact than most American books, such as those of Bernard and Allport, and consists largely of quotations from authors on the various subjects discussed. The style is simple if one reads Portuguese, but there seems to be no reason for any American reading the present volume. The most important contributions discussed in it are those of Americans and are well known to the majority of people interested in social psychology. Its chief source of interest, however, is in its approach. It consists of two parts; the first is a general discussion covering such topics as the importance of biology and psychology and sociology to the subject in general. Under the topic of psychology is included behaviorism, gestalt, and the "laws of human nature." The way these matters

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