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(1950). Mental Hygiene. XXXIII, 1949: A Contribution Toward the Study of Character Building in Children. Alan Gregg. Pp. 529–536.. Psychoanal Q., 19:140.
Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing: Mental Hygiene. XXXIII, 1949: A Contribution Toward the Study of Character Building in Children. Alan Gregg. Pp. 529–536.

(1950). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 19:140

Mental Hygiene. XXXIII, 1949: A Contribution Toward the Study of Character Building in Children. Alan Gregg. Pp. 529–536.

Gregg stresses the necessity of considering heredity as well as environment in evaluating a given individual. Current psychological trends are in the direction of overemphasis of environmental influences. At the same time Gregg urges that the child be allowed adequate opportunity for the assimilation of experience without the traumatic effects of too stimulating an environment. 'By overloading our children with strong impressions in quick succession, we deprive them of originality and self-reliance.'

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(1950). Mental Hygiene. XXXIII, 1949. Psychoanal. Q., 19:140

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