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March 18, 1939

Emotion and the Educative Process: A Report of the Committee on the Relation of Emotion to the Educative Process

JAMA. 1939;112(11):1100. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800110080030

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This work is a report to the American Council on Education by the Committee on the Relation of Emotion to the Educative Process. It is a thoroughgoing report which analyzes the mechanisms of emotion and their application to teaching. The literature has been combed, and the material evaluated. In the introduction the author of the volume gives credit to other members of his committee for supplying most of the material; nevertheless he has compiled and written it, and he assumes the chief responsibility for the work. There are twelve chapters. The first four deal with psychologic descriptions of emotion and affective phenomena with the physiologic basis of emotion and behavior; one is devoted to a discussion of how greatly emotion may be modified by training. The book then passes on through the next several chapters to discuss what is meant by maturity and emotional reaction and how the basic personality

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