This book covers the usually discussed phases of normal mental development in children. More than most books it attempts to combine physiologic psychology with every-day problems. There are chapters on learning, attention, perception and thought on the one hand, and a consideration of infant response, social behavior and personality on the other. Countless illustrations of every-day problems met with in children make the reading of the report interesting. A discussion of each subject includes a review of the literature followed by the author's point of view.
As a whole, the discussions are academic in character. The point of view is of the physiologic psychologist or educator. Psychiatric views and problems are not included.
The book is well written, and the material is presented in an interesting manner. It should be of interest to parents and teachers.