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Knight, R.P. (1941). A Study of Jealousy. As Differentiated from Envy: By T. M. Ankles. Boston: Bruce Humphries, Inc., 1939. 109 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 10:160-161.

(1941). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 10:160-161

A Study of Jealousy. As Differentiated from Envy: By T. M. Ankles. Boston: Bruce Humphries, Inc., 1939. 109 pp.

Review by:
Robert P. Knight

On the jacket this book is described by a reviewer in the Library World as 'a useful work in psychoanalysis'. Actually it is a badly organized, awkward report of some 'research' regarding jealousy done by the author as his postgraduate thesis in psychology at the University of London.

Personal interviews and written questionnaires were used to obtain subjects' opinions and feelings about jealousy, and these results are summarized in the book. The author seems very pleased with the 'solution' he has reached of the problem of jealousy and offers his book as a means of therapy for jealous persons. His 'solution' is to regard jealousy as being based on (1) inferiority; (2) homosexuality; (3) various causes. He quotes freely from Freud, Jones, Glover, Briffault, MacDougall, Shand, Stekel, Watson and others and tries to use Kretchmer's, Jung's and Adler's systems of classifying character types among his subjects. The result is a hodgepodge which would be difficult and unilluminating reading even if the author's style were lucid.

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Knight, R.P. (1941). A Study of Jealousy. As Differentiated from Envy. Psychoanal. Q., 10:160-161

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