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Alpert, A. (1949). Behavior Problems of School Children: By Jnanendra Dasgupta, Ph.D. Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1948. 110 pp.. Psychoanal Q., 18:393-394.

(1949). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 18:393-394

Behavior Problems of School Children: By Jnanendra Dasgupta, Ph.D. Calcutta: University of Calcutta, 1948. 110 pp.

Review by:
Augusta Alpert

This monograph is based on an investigation into the problems of discipline and mental health of school children, undertaken by the Teachers' Training Department, Calcutta University, in 1944, sponsored by the government.

The author is a psychologist trained in the universities of Dublin and Calcutta. He is apparently a visiting psychologist among the schools of Calcutta, who organized the material in this monograph for the instruction of teachers.

Some of the specific problems studied under the major headings of maladjustment and delinquency are: inhibited aggression, overindulgence, fear, stealing, lying, truancy, mental deficiency—a familiar list among the problems of behavior anywhere! It might be a melancholy consolation to the author that the discrepancy between diagnostic skill and facilities for treatment, of which he complains, is also typical of our much more affluent school systems.

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