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Types of Mind and Body

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THIS attractive little volume is an excellent introduction to the scientific study of the psychophysics of temperament and character. It deals in a critical and independent manner with the best recent work on types of physique and mentality, and also contains many interesting suggestions towards new lines of thought and investigation. Dr. Miller lays special stress, as is natural, on the work of Kretschmer, but he by no means neglects the work of the French and other schools. Perhaps the most important section is that which deals with the ‘physiological background,’ which gives, among other matters, a useful account of the functions of the internal secretions in relation to character and behaviour. Especially suggestive is Dr. Miller's discussion of the endocrine system as a link between metabolic processes and neural and mental processes, which throws light not only on the relation between mental and physical forms, but also on the more general problem of the relation between mind and body.

Types of Mind and Body.

By E. Miller. (Psyche Miniatures, Medical Series, No. 4.) Pp. 132 + 5 plates. (London: Kegan Paul and Co., Ltd., 1926.) 2s. 6d.net.

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