New Studies in Education: Comparative Psychology and Hygiene of the Over-Weight Child
by Kathryn MeHale Hale - 1927
WHILE the under-weight child has been studied for many years, the study of the over-weight child has been approached only recently.1 This dissertation represents an endeavor to see by experimental analysis if the psychology and hygiene of the over-weight child differs from that of normal-weight and under-weight children, and if our negligence of the question as a problem is justifiable. More specifically, the purpose is a comparative study of three body-weight groups of children to confirm, modify, or destroy certain traditional beliefs about over-weight people as regards their physical, mental, emotional, educational, and social make-up.
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