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May 25, 1912

A System of Psychology.

JAMA. 1912;LVIII(21):1636. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04260050310039

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This volume from the psychologic laboratories of the Johns Hopkins University is conspicuous in its differences from the near-new psychologies, psychotherapies, abnormal, pathologie, aberrant and bizarre contributions to the abused poetry of pseudopsychology. Its three hundred odd pages, interesting and bulging with the facts and the distinctions between a scientific nomenclature and street terminology, will give agreeable pause to purveyors of the mystic.

To him who seriously reads Dunlap's words it will be at once evident that there is no more rapid road to a knowledge of true psychology than there is to chemistry, electricity, biology, physiology or surgery. No mere jabbering of formulasor flapdoodle that can be memorized by rote between the rising gong and the after-breakfast newspaper will answer for a summary of real psychologie problems.

Dunlap minces no words in exposing the numerous and popular psychologic fallacies, generally accepted as settled facts. He launches into his subject

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