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G., R. (1946). 'Young Man, you are Normal': By Earnest Hooton. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1945. 210 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 15:121-122.

(1946). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 15:121-122

'Young Man, you are Normal': By Earnest Hooton. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons, 1945. 210 pp.

Review by:
R. G.

This is the story of the Grant Study Staff, maintained by funds allotted from the Grant Foundation (supported by W. T. Grant, 'a great merchant') to Harvard University. From the fetching title you will have guessed correctly that the professors are going to resolve that perplexing question: what is a normal young man? You have in all probability been bumbling along assuming there is no such thing. We hate to give it away, but that is just what the professors prove. The subjects of the Grant study are Harvard students, not the common truck of Harvard students, but especially selected Grant Study boys, or (so help me) 'Grantees'. Properly subsidized, a Grant Study accumulates an impressive volume of percentages and statistics that should be very gratifying to Mr. W. T. Grant. But not all Grant Studies and Grantees have the inestimable advantage of being presented to the public by Professor Earnest Hooton, whose erudition and irrepressible humor are familiar to all those who have read his Apes, Men and Morons. With a bright, breezy, and sometimes irreverent prose style, he is the life of the seminar. His feet are always squarely on the ground, often, indeed, scarcely distinguishable from it. 'There can hardly be any doubt', he says, 'of the essentially theoretical rather than empirical approach to problems of personality as utilized by psychoanalysis'. Professor Hooton should remember that psychoanalysis never had the advantage of a Grant Study Staff with the opportunity to study a group of Grantalysands for six years.

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