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Author Ackerson, Luton, 1892-1973, author

Title Children's behavior problems : a statistical study based upon 5000 children examined consecutively at the Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research. Vol. I, Incidence, genetic and intellectual factors / Luton Ackerson, Institute for Juvenile Research and Behavior Research Fund
Published Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1931
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Description 1 online resource ( xxi, 268 pages : illustrations)
Contents part I. Introductory -- part II. The indexing of behavior difficulties and reasons for referring -- part III. The relation of children's behavior problems to age and intelligence
Summary "Children's Behavior Problems provides a comprehensive report and interpretation of the individual case studies of children examined by the Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research, and offers a statistical treatment of the recorded case material of a consecutive series of five thousand cases collected over a period of about five years. The children upon whom these studies are based were not arbitrarily selected cases; for any child presenting a behavior difficulty, or needing educational or vocational counsel, as well as the child for whom there is a question of mental deficiency, or home or institutional placement, is eligible for examination. Since it is the purpose of the Institute to see the "total child in the total situation," the individual studies of the children examined at the clinic represent, in every instance, the combined analysis of the psychiatrist, psychologist, physician, and psychiatric social worker, and, still further, a synthesis of the findings of these several sciences. It is very significant that in the accumulation of the material from which this book is written, it was possible to co-ordinate into a unified organization these various scientific approaches in view of the fact that the sciences represented have taken their development from such widely differing academic and professional ancestries. Thus it is the integration by the staff of the materials which they have selected which gives to these case studies their distinctive character. The author of this book was invited by the Institute for Juvenile Research in co-operation with the Behavior Research Fund to become one of a group of scientists chosen to make use of this case material and analyze it for its research content. His interpretation, as revealed in this volume, gives evidence of his understanding and appreciation of the Institute's plan of study"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also issued in print
Subject Child psychology.
Behavior disorders in children.
Psychology, Child.
Child Behavior Disorders.
Form Electronic book
Author Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.), issuing body