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J., E. (1921). The Psychology of Everyday Life: By James Drever, Lecturer on Psychology in the University of Edinburgh. (Methuen and Co., London, 1921. Pp. 164. Price 6s.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 2:233-234.

(1921). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 2:233-234

The Psychology of Everyday Life: By James Drever, Lecturer on Psychology in the University of Edinburgh. (Methuen and Co., London, 1921. Pp. 164. Price 6s.)

Review by:
E. J.

The aim of this volume is to translate the problems and results of psychology into terms intelligible to the layman, and the author has succeeded admirably in carrying out his aim. The book is carefully and interestingly written and can be warmly recommended as perhaps the best and soundest manual to be put into the hand of a beginner in psychology or of a worker in other fields who wishes to acquire some acquaintance with the subject-matter of psychology and its possible application to the problems of actual everyday life.

Readers of this JOURNAL will naturally turn to the references on psycho-analysis. It is evident that the author's knowledge of this is relatively slight and derived only from reading, else he would have realised that psycho-analysis has much more to say about the other problems of psychology in its relation to life than would appear from perusal of this book. Still, Freud's views on repression, conflict, sublimation, the unconscious, and the theory of dreams are approvingly described and the following passages are worth quoting. Referring to intrapsychical conflict, the author writes (p.

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