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Outwitting our Nerves: A Primer of Psychotherapy

    Abstract

    The stream of books concerned with explanations of modern psychologists in general, and of Freud in particular, for people of little or no psychological knowledge, still flows on. Many fail entirely in their avowed object, being either too condensed to be intelligible, or too popular to be scientific. The effect of a conversion to Freudian doctrines is, only too frequently, of the nature of a wholly uncritical acceptance of much that Freud would call problematical. It is therefore a relief to turn to this book, which not only gives a very fair and balanced account of the findings of psycho-analysis, but also keeps these findings in perspective, showing them in relation to the known laws of biology and psychology. The whole book is characterised by a sense of humour foreign to many writers on the subject, and by sanity of outlook. Written in an easy and popular style it can be safely recommended to the student of, or sufferer from, “nerves,” and even to the reader already cognisant with the literature of psycho-analysis it will prove helpful and interesting.

    Outwitting our Nerves: A Primer of Psychotherapy.

    Dr.

    Josephine A.

    Jackson

    Helen M.

    Salisbury

    By. Pp. viii + 403. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., n.d.) 7s. 6d. net.

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