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This work is based on the experimental methods of observation and analysis. The author feels that the transition from simple mammalian behavior to complex adult psychology must bridge the period of childhood. It becomes obvious that a study of childhood is fundamental to the understanding of adult manifestations because the factors in the former are simpler, more direct and more apparent than in the latter. In workmanlike manner he proceeds to place the psychology of this period of life on a definite basis by making detailed observations of specific characteristics and analyzing the data. The results are recorded in chapters covering periods of growth, learning, infant responses, locomotion, manipulation, speech, attention and perception, thought, emotion, social behavior and personality and individual differences. To the everlasting frustration of the science affecting good women, from the harmless hausfrau to the executive mistress of a household establishment constituting the membership of the recent
Child Psychology.. JAMA. 1933;100(20):1635. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740200069045
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