The literature since the first edition has been reviewed and material from it has been inserted, with particular emphasis on experimental contributions. Major additions are made in the sections on speech abnormalities, constitutional psychopathic inferiority, behavior effects of epidemic encephalitis, and psychotherapy. The chapters on psychoneuroses now precede those on the psychoses. The revised work consists of 21 chapters and an index; bibliographies are presented in footnotes and at the ends of chapters.
Table of Contents
I. Introduction: Some Principles of Psychology Normal and Abnormal II. Sensory Abnormalities, Illusions and Hallucinations III. Memory Abnormalities IV. Distorted Thinking (Paranoia) V. Psychoses VI. The Psychoneuroses: Psychasthenia Neurasthenia, Compulsion Neurosis, Anxiety Neurosis VII. The Psychoneuroses (continued): Hysteria VIII. "Shell Shock" IX. Multiple Personality X. Discovering the Complex XI. The Results of Analysis XII. Hypnotism and Suggestibility XIII. Spiritistic Phenomena XIV. Sleep and its Abnormalities XV. Dreams XVI. Mental Effects of Drugs XVII. The Abnormality Endowed: Feeble-Mindedness and Genius XVIII. The Historical and Biographical Background
Edmund Smith Conklin (19 April 1884 – 6 October 1942) was an American author and psychologist.
He was born in New Britain, Connecticut on April 19, 1884. He attended Clark University when G. Stanley Hall was a leading teacher. He graduated in psychology from Springfield college and Clark University. He was a professor and chairman of the department of psychology at the University of Indiana. He served at various times as visiting professor at the University of Chicago and Syracuse University. He wrote books on abnormal psychology, anomalistic psychology and the psychology of religion.
He died in a hospital in Bloomington on October 6, 1942.