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Malcove, L. (1940). The Psychology of Early Growth. Including Norms of Infant Behavior and a Method of Genetic Analysis: By Arnold Gesell, Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., and Helen Thompson, Ph.D., assisted by Catherine Strunk Amatruda, M.D. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1938. 225 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 9:123-127.

(1940). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 9:123-127

The Psychology of Early Growth. Including Norms of Infant Behavior and a Method of Genetic Analysis: By Arnold Gesell, Ph.D., M.D., Sc.D., and Helen Thompson, Ph.D., assisted by Catherine Strunk Amatruda, M.D. New York: The Macmillan Co., 1938. 225 pp.

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Lillian Malcove

The studies of infancy at the Yale Clinic of Child Development by Dr. Gesell and his collaborators have been reported in book form ever since 1925 when The Mental Growth of the Preschool Child appeared with the self explanatory subtitle: A Psychological Outline of Normal Development from Birth to the Sixth Year, Including a System of Developmental Diagnosis. In 1928 Infancy and Human Growth was published. This book considered the behavior growth complexes of a wide diversity of infants who presented various forms of normal, retarded, atypical and pseudo-typical behavior. The following six years of collaborative research was jointly reported in 1934 in two publications, namely, An Atlas of Infant Behavior: A Systematic Delineation of the Forms and Early Growth of Human Behavior Patterns; and Infant Behavior: Its Genesis and Growth. In 1938, with the same collaborators, Biographies of Child Development was published delineating and interpreting the mental growth careers of eighty-four infants and children selected from a greater number studied. In the same year The Psychology of Early Growth was completed and its most up-to-date investigations and results are intended to replace the out of print Mental Growth of the Preschool Child of 1925. The Psychology of Early Growth is a volume quite complete in itself but more fully appreciated when supplemented by the two books of 1934, especially the Atlas. The detail and care with which the investigations of growth behavior have been recorded and supplemented by tables, appendices, scoring systems, coördinating book references, etc., make the book valuable for the student of clinical psychology as a textbook and for others as a handbook. The three parts of the book are: Methods and Procedures, Norms of Infant Growth, and Analytic Appraisal of Growth Status.

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