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The unstable child : an interpretation of psychopathy as a source of unbalanced behavior in abnormal and troublesome children, by Florence Mateer, The Mental Hygiene School

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The unstable child : an interpretation of psychopathy as a source of unbalanced behavior in abnormal and troublesome children
Title
The unstable child
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an interpretation of psychopathy as a source of unbalanced behavior in abnormal and troublesome children
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by Florence Mateer, The Mental Hygiene School
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eng
Summary
"The last word on the significance of mentality and mental testing has not been said. Social problems are beset with a tangled mass of psychological studies and reports which leave the person who has actual children to handle tired, perplexed, and at sea. Twelve years of mental testing by modern methods lie back of us. The optimistic assurance of the first few years of such work still persists among novices. The making of a psychological diagnosis is still considered in many clinics a mere matter of technical skill. But in the practical work of courts, dispensaries, and schools a new attitude of eager and critical questioning has developed. Managing the everyday problems of delinquent and troublesome children has definitely demonstrated the fact that a diagnostic classification or a mental age has little to do with the solution of our social and educational crises. Is mental endowment an important factor in the evolution of the child who is potentially a law-breaker? Probably it is, but all troublesome and delinquent children are not feeble-minded or even backward. The child whose mental defect may be easily demonstrated by the routine of mental tests is not a difficult individual to handle. The question of obtaining permanent provision and protection for him may be difficult because of limited custodial facilities, but the individual himself presents no traits that are not easily understood and explained. It is the child who is bright but different, the child who gets along in his school work but who upsets the schoolroom by behavior which is exasperatingly unexpected, the child whose behavior needs immediate modification but whose peculiarities leave one in doubt as to how that change may be produced that causes most of our worries. Operations, treatments of all sorts, better environments, industrial training, education, supervised recreation, and all the other advantageous resources of modern social service have not been able to eliminate such problem children"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
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1887-1961
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Mateer, Florence
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index present
LC call number
LC3965
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.M3 1924
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non fiction
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  • Children with disabilities
  • Psychology, Pathological
  • Educational tests and measurements
  • Disabled Children
  • Psychopathology
  • Educational Measurement
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The unstable child : an interpretation of psychopathy as a source of unbalanced behavior in abnormal and troublesome children, by Florence Mateer, The Mental Hygiene School
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-465) and index
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Contents
part I. The unstable child in theory -- part II. The practice of psychopathy
Dimensions
20 cm
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xii, 470 pages
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online
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations, facsimiles
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(DcWaAPA)apa09376944
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The unstable child : an interpretation of psychopathy as a source of unbalanced behavior in abnormal and troublesome children, by Florence Mateer, The Mental Hygiene School
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 461-465) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
part I. The unstable child in theory -- part II. The practice of psychopathy
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 470 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa09376944

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