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Primitive Intelligence and Environment

Nature volume 142, page 774 (29 October 1938) | Download Citation



DR. S. D. PORTEUS has an honourable record of studies in the comparative psychological endowment and capacities common in different social groups. It is, therefore, the more to be regretted that this particular book is rather hastily thrown together, and falls far short of what should reasonably be required in any scientific treatise. Two thirds of it consists in theoretical discussion and in interesting, but superficial, descriptions of the social and material environment of the various groups the members of which Dr. Porteus has directly studied.

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