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Psychologist at Large

reviewed by J. McV.Hunt - 1963

coverTitle: Psychologist at Large
Author(s): E. G. Boring
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Perhaps nothing is so intriguing as an intimate and literate view of the life of an interesting person. It is the tensions within a person that make him interesting. Basic Books invited Edwin G. Boring, Edgar Pierce Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Harvard University, to contribute his autobiography, some selected letters, and some selected papers to their series on contemporary men of science. One must applaud the invitation, for Professor Boring is an interesting person and one highly literate. Moreover, the tensions which make him interesting relate to important psychological issues and central issues in the conception of man. Anyone who has been concerned even tangentially with psychology during these past decades must find the reading of this book a delightful experience. To psychologists familiar with A History of Psychology in Autobiography, the substance of Boring's autobiography will be familiar: the lonely boy in a family of women, the "Orthodox-Hicksite-Quaker-Moravian strains,"... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 6, 1963, p. 523-523
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2915, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 5:36:07 PM

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