A Handbook of Child Psychology

    Abstract

    IF one turns over the pages of a psychological treatise written a generation or two ago, one finds that what it mostly comes to is a patient analysis of adult consciousness, the method employed being that of introspection. Experimental psychology, involving objective measurement and claiming to be scientific, was slowly making its way, and is now very extensively cultivated. Of child psychology the same can scarcely be said. James Sully's “Studies of Childhood”(1895) was in Great Britain a pioneer book and is still quotable. But certainly not in Great Britain, nor even in the United States, has child psychology received the attention of the ablest investigators to the extent which one would have thought to be its due. Therefore genetic as distinguished from analytic psychology has suffered.

    A Handbook of Child Psychology.

    Edited by Carl Murchison. (The International University Series in Psychology.) Second edition revised. Pp. xii + 956. (Worcester, Mass.: Clark University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1933.) 24s. 6d. net.

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