Journal of Abnormal Psychology Volume 4

Journal of Abnormal Psychology Volume 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ...morality of Neitzsche (29) is to encourage hypocrisy in the strong and the exaggeration of weakness in the feeble. Of course sympathy must be used, but it must be a manly one, referring mainly to the forceful activ ities of the life of a normal boy. In this way a self-reliant character is built up by the encouragement of constant relation of itself to the welfare of a society in the responsibilities of which each boy has a separate niche to fill. Than this there is no better prophylactic against despondency, suspiciousness, and other anti-social feelings of paranoid type. By this system of encouraging morality to become constantly kinetic and to be thought of and controlled by its relation to others while self-respect is maintained, the hyper-suggestibility is restricted and hysteria prevented. Psychasthenic types too are not apt to develop in an environment where solitariness is impossible, and where the stresses are healthy and kinetic, and the emotional and intellectual appeals are of a positive and clear comprehensibility. Hence the rarity of psycho-neuroses in the men who have been trained in the public schools of Great Britain. And their influence has not ceased here; for the habits of conduct illustrated and brought into prominence by Arnold's boys have permeated the whole national life, with the result that De Fleury (30) has been able to comment with admiration upon the freedom of the nation from the psycho-neuroses, the study of which has given such distinction to French neurologists. 1 Similar methods may be applied with success even to boys perverted by faulty environment; for instance, Tomlins (37) developed a thieving jail boy into a useful ctizen by reversing the mawkish treatment he had been receiving in the reformatory, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236661923
  • 9781236661920