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September 25, 1943

Emotion in Man and Animal: Its Nature and Relation to Attitude and Motive

JAMA. 1943;123(4):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840390067027

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This is another of those "run of the mill" textbooks whose author professes to offer an authoritative discussion relative to problems of human behavior. As such it is probably no worse and certainly no better than most such works which are now utilized to teach psychology in many of our presumed institutions of higher learning. This is only another way of stating that most such volumes are completely outdated and many of their concepts long discarded or, in some instances, the discussions although supported by modern theories and experimental research are entirely inadequate in attempts at presentation of dynamic emotional concepts. It is discouraging to read a book which, as the author states in the preface, has not only been arranged in form convenient for classroom use but which he has obviously intended for popular consumption, to find that the contributions of leading past and present research workers in the

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