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The Development of Motives and Values in the Child

reviewed by Theron Alexander - 1965

coverTitle: The Development of Motives and Values in the Child
Author(s): L. Berkowitz
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Dr. Berkowitz courageously devotes himself to the extremely difficult task of dealing with the motives and values of an individual during the developmental years. Because of the complexity of the topic and, as Boring explains in his excellent foreword to the book, because such a topic has less scientific foundation than other areas of psychology, any one viewpoint is likely to be in conflict with at least a few others. Further, since factual material is minimal, controversial issues are likely to remain unsettled by discussion. Perhaps, however, discussion can lead to ideas which can be ultimately substantiated. I am in fundamental disagreement with the approach of this book because my own training, research endeavor, and professional experience have taken me in a different direction of thought. Here, therefore, I can only set down points of disagreement and briefly describe the reasons for them. I cannot, of course, substantiate my views with... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 66 Number 7, 1965, p. 658-658
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2492, Date Accessed: 8/11/2020 3:56:43 AM

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