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The Author Section is a useful way to review an author’s works published in PEP-Web. It is ordered alphabetically by the Author’s surname. After clicking the matching letter, search for the author’s full name.

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Dorsey, J. (1944). Managing Your Mind: You can Change Human Nature: By S. H. Kraines and E. S. Thetford. (The Macmillan Co., New York, 1943. Pp. 374. Price, $2.50.). Int. J. Psycho-Anal., 25:175-176.

(1944). International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 25:175-176

Managing Your Mind: You can Change Human Nature: By S. H. Kraines and E. S. Thetford. (The Macmillan Co., New York, 1943. Pp. 374. Price, $2.50.)

Review by:
John Dorsey

Clearly this book was not written just to prove that its authors could read and write. It represents an earnest attempt to publicize principles of mental hygiene. It serves to call attention to the fact of the psychological level of the body and to the possibility of that awareness influencing psychic action favourably. Containing many wise observations and instructive accounts, its wholesome intentions and truth-seeking tendencies are noticeable. Its range of subject-matter is intelligently inclusive. In organization it is eclectic. More than does the average mental hygiene book, it appropriates the contributions of psycho-analysis for its formation.

Happiness based upon health, meaning whole or sound, is cited as the human goal. The entire book is given over to the demonstration of the validity of the statement: our emotional states as definitely determine the well-being of our bodies as they reflect it.

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