The Resource Two souls in one body : a case of dual personality, Henry Herbert Goddard, (electronic resource)

Two souls in one body : a case of dual personality, Henry Herbert Goddard, (electronic resource)

Two souls in one body : a case of dual personality
Two souls in one body
Title remainder
a case of dual personality
Statement of responsibility
Henry Herbert Goddard
"Many years of work on the problems of childhood has shown the author what a large proportion of children become mentally and morally malformed as the result of mistreatment by their parents or teachers. Often these parents as well as the teachers are intelligent and well educated. Their error comes from a false theory, or they act impulsively. They do not realize the lasting effects of certain attitudes toward children, or the result of certain kinds of treatment. This preface would be longer than the book if we attempted to give illustrations and cite instances. We must content ourselves with a single type but we will take the type that is perhaps accountable for more harm to childhood and consequently to the coming generation than any other, possibly than all others combined. It is the idea of badness. The child who makes mistakes and does wrong things is considered "bad" and at once labeled "bad." There is no need of any further inquiry or attempt to explain the child's actions. Thus, a fundamental misunderstanding begins, and all the evils of the category may follow. The heroine, if we may call her such, of this book, was never considered "bad," but she was continually misunderstood and mistreated. Behavior that was the direct result of her physical condition was treated as a character trait and as such regarded as uncorrectable. Whereas, a true understanding of her condition would have removed all of the causes in the beginning and saved all of the resultant experiences. It is the hope of the author that many who read this book will get the point and thus something will be started which will hasten the day when children will be understood and when neither parents nor teachers will believe that any child does wrong simply because he is "bad""--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
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Also issued in print
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  • illustrations
  • plates
  • facsimiles
no index present
LC call number
LC item number
.G6 1927
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
Two souls in one body : a case of dual personality, Henry Herbert Goddard, (electronic resource)
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Control code
20 cm)
1 online resource (xiii, 242 p., plates
Form of item
Other physical details
ill., facsims.
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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