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February 5, 1938

Our Children in a Changing World: An Outline of Practical Guidance

JAMA. 1938;110(6):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790060056030

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Each year, more and more child guidance groups are being formed. These groups base their efforts on the belief that all children can be made useful members of society; that behavior disturbances which arise are the result of detrimental influences in the environment. The adlerian school believes that behavior problems cannot be satisfactorily solved without considering the underlying maladjustment in the child's personality. When children present behavior problems, it is the belief of this school that there must always be a successful adjustment of the child's entire personality rather than the elimination of a few unrelated symptoms. This book is written on the basis of that belief. There is first a discussion of the development of personality and the factors of environment. Next there is a presentation of the types of children, such as the lying, timid and fearful child. Bad habits and nervous symptoms are considered, followed by a

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