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March 22, 1924

Die Seele des Kindes. Beobachtungen über die geistige Entwicklung des Menschen in den ersten Lebensjahren.

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Von W. Preyer. Nach dem Tode des Verfassers bearbeitet und herausgegeben von Karl Ludolf Schaefer. Ninth edition. Boards. Price, $3.20. Pp. 408, with 4 illustrations. Leipsic: Th. Griebens Verlag, 1923.

JAMA. 1924;82(12):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650380063041

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Since the first edition of this work, "The Soul of the Child," which appeared more than twenty years ago, many advances have been made in the field of psychogenic research. This progress is recorded by the authors. The work is divided into three parts. Part I covers the development of sight, hearing, the tactile sense, taste, fear and surprise; Part II, the development of the will (mind), including voluntary activities, natural impulse and reflexes, and instinctive action; Part III, the development of the intellectual faculties, speech and individuality. The text is followed by a chronological review of human development in general from earliest infancy through the third year. This work, which was among the first in the field of psychologic research of early childhood, has been extensively revised since the last edition, which appeared in 1912.

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