This book is an elementary exposition. It contains no more technically than seemed readily understandable by the intelligent layman and the medical student desiring a merely general introduction to modern views on the motives of human conduct and the mental processes of which that conduct is the expression.
Part I gives some account of processes and motives that are universal and therefore normal. Part II is written from the angle of the physician who sees the results, always common but nowadays more frequently discussed, of the miscarriage of the normal development of human beings as such.
Table of Contents
Part I – Psychology of the Normal
I Development of the Emotions and the Self II. Intelligence III. Phantasy IV. The Relation of Mental Events With Each Other V. Psychophysiology: The Relation of Mental and Bodily Events VI. Heredity VII. Temperament
Part II – Errors in Mental Development
VIII. Childhood IX. Adolescence X. Adult Life
Ronald Dick (R. D.) Gillespie was a Physician for Psychological Medicine at Guy's Hospital from 1897 to 1945