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August 1, 1936

Elements of Psychology

JAMA. 1936;107(5):377. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770310055032

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Knight Dunlap is well known in the field of psychology. While he differs from some of the other writers in this field in rejecting the concept of image (but not imagination) and also in the rejection of instinct, the present book, as a whole, will not be found to be a great departure from other elementary textbooks on this subject. It is subject to the usual criticism that it is more of a work on the physiology of the nervous system than one in psychology and that its discussions of reflex and of body mechanisms involved in thought and psychologic response really stress the physiologic; nevertheless it is improbable that a knowledge of these structures will hurt the beginning psychologist. The point of view is highly academic. Since the amount of material in the book is not great and covers perception of space and time, emotions, thinking, learning, psychologic measurements

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