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Human Behavior

reviewed by Stuart Chase 1964

coverTitle: Human Behavior
Author(s): B. Berelson, G. A. Steiner
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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I think it was H. G. Wells who said, "There is no path but knowledge out of the jungles of life." The authors of this book, with infinite diligence, have certified some of the knowledge that can help us through the jungles. They have spread on the record more than 1,000 generalizations about human behavior, based not on intuition, theology, the wisdom of the ages, or the standard belief systems of the tribe, but on scientific research. Most of it has been conducted in the last generation. These findings, say the authors, "refer to important statements of proper generality for which there is some good amount of scientific evidence." Nearly every statement is amplified by a running commentary of illustration. I once made a search for similar material in a book called The Proper Study of Mankind, and the label I used for such verified findings was "knowledge in the storehouse."... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 1, 1964, p. 91-91
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2491, Date Accessed: 9/22/2018 10:47:07 PM

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