Born in Vienna in 1864, Bernard Hollander was a London-based psychiatrist in the early twentieth century. He is best known for being one of the main proponents of the interest in phrenology at that time. This title, originally published in 1922 contains the reflections of the author on his experience as a physician specialising in nervous and mental disorders. He looks at a range of patients "suffering from character defects leading to moral failings..." finding that these cases of "moral derangement" come in all kinds. Very much of its time, he suggests that treating the causes should be with both physical and mental measures, including psychotherapy, which at the time consisted of "persuasion, suggestion, auto-suggestion, hypnotism, psychological analysis, as well as re-education." A fascinating glimpse into psychology from the early twentieth century.
Table of Contents
Preface. 1. The Psychological Basis of Misconduct 2. The Causes of Misconduct 3. Drink and Drug Habits 4. Aggressiveness, Ill-Temper, and Violence 5. Morbid Suspicion, Cunning, and Deceitfulness 6. Theft and Other Misconduct for Gain 7. The Fear of Consequences 8. Sexual Perverseness 9. The Egoist, Autocrat, and the Domineering Man 10. The Morally Weak-Minded 11. Moral Responsibility 12. Treatment of Moral Failings. Index