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July 19, 1947

A Psychology of Growth

JAMA. 1947;134(12):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880290069035

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This book attempts to present the psychology of growth and development in a way which will help nurses to gain an insight into their own problems as well as those of their patients. It traces human growth and development from infancy, through childhood and adolescence to maturity. The first six chapters deal with the foundations of mental health, the 2 year old, adjusting to environment, intelligence, mental deficiency and the school child. In the remaining portions of the book fears, behavior problems and their causes, preadolescence, adolescence, juvenile delinquency and adult adjustment are discussed. A rather complete list of visual aids is included to supplement the material in the text. References for additional study are provided at the end of each chapter. The author uses a very practical approach to solving problems that may be encountered at various age levels. Numerous examples serve to illustrate methods of meeting individual needs

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