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November 15, 1941

Mental Hygiene in Education

JAMA. 1941;117(20):1748. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820460086031

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This contribution to the field of mental hygiene is made primarily by psychologists who are interested in educational and clinical psychology. Their bias, therefore, lies against psychiatric training in the study of problem cases. There is little mention of psychiatric social work and none of the coordinated clinical approach which has proved its value and in which psychologist, social worker, physician and psychiatrist have formed a team to analyze and treat problem children. On the other hand, although it should be expected, there is little discussion of school mental hygiene administration, which is the usual approach in giving teachers insight into the proper handling of the problem children who go through their hands. The book is composed of three parts. The first deals with the general problem of mental health, citing statistics and going into considerable detail about abnormal conduct and adjustment and theories of personality. The point of view

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