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Affect, Cognition, and Personality

reviewed by David R. Ricks - 1966

coverTitle: Affect, Cognition, and Personality
Author(s): Silvan S. Tomkins, Carrol E. Izard
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The editors have put together the work of twenty psychologists (and one nurse) reporting on nearly one hundred experiments. The unifying threads in this exuberant burst of imagination and work are common interest in the affective life of man and in the seminal theories of the senior editor, Silvan Tompkins. The result is an intellectual smorgasbord, with as much stimulating fare as anything published in psychology since Explorations in Personality. Like that report, it is uneven in quality, marred at times by immersion in the small bore details of minor experiments, but a book significant both for what it attempts to do and for its achievement. In his introduction, Tompkins describes psychology as a patient slowly regaining consciousness, after having wandered for half a century in the dreamless sleep of behaviorism. Now, in its journals, and in books such as this, it shows signs of recovering its cognition, its dreams, its... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 4, 1966, p. 310-310
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2392, Date Accessed: 1/22/2021 10:44:36 AM

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