Physique, Personality, and Scholarship: a Cooperative Study of School Children
AbstractReviews the book by R. N. Sanford et al . In recent years psychologists have become interested in the investigation of the organism as a whole, that is, in the study and understanding of the complete interplay and organization of the many factors determining behavior. This monograph is a reflection of the trend. It presents the results of a three-year exploratory study of physiological, personality and environmental factors. As a pioneer publication in the study of the whole child this monograph should serve to guide and crystallize the thoughts of the increasing number of investigators who are beginning to think in terms of the whole personality. Moreover, it contributes to the methodology of experimentation with the whole personality by introducing a technique, a so-called syndrome technique, that the authors have found to be of practical use.