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August 1962

Lectures on Experimental Psychiatry: Pittsburgh Bicentennial Conference.

Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1962;7(2):147. doi:10.1001/archpsyc.1962.01720020071012

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The breadth of interest and activity represented by the seventeen lectures in this volume bespeaks the current vitality of investigative efforts in the field of human behavior.

The essays deal with subjects ranging from neuroanatomy, physiology, and pharmacology; through animal conditioning experiments, experimental psychodynamics, studies of the psychotherapeutic process, and the application of recent methodological developments to microanalytic studies of linguistic and kinesic behavior; to overviews of the present status of research in psychiatry, the outlook for its future and problems in recruitment and training of research personnel; ending finally with critical examinations of the importance of both the innate and experiential in development of children, the problems to be faced and dealt with in studies of the action of psychotropic drugs, the place of anxiety in a unified theory of human behavior, the concept of dynamics in psychiatric research, and a general classification of dimensions of

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