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June 2, 1951

Personality and Psychotherapy: An Analysis in Terms of Learning, Thinking, and Culture.

JAMA. 1951;146(5):506. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670050088038

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Abstract

This book is addressed to students, teachers and research workers in the fields of personality adjustment, abnormal psychology and psychotherapy.

The authors have attempted to bring together in integrated form recent thinking in the fields of psychoanalysis, experimental methods of natural science and modern sociology, and anthropology. The purpose is to establish an over-all psychologic basis for a general science of human behavior. In the hypotheses presented, the authors have drawn from the works of Freud, Pavlov, Thorndike, Hull, Sumner, Murdock, Kluckhohn and Warner. An attempt has been made to integrate a wide range of material, which includes the basic principles of learning, the understanding of socially learned drives, dynamics of conflict and the normal use of the mind in the solution of problems of childhood, neurosis and self study.

This book is a valuable contribution toward bringing about a unified concept of the fields mentioned as they relate to

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