Orel: Orlovskoe otdelenie Gosudarstvennogo izdatel’stva, 1922. Item #769
202, , II pp. 25,5x17 cm. In original printed wrappers. Small fragments of spine lost, pocket on the inner side of front cover, pencil mark on t.p., otherwise very good and clean copy.
First and only edition. One of 3000 copies.
This is an edition produced as the manual for understanding the causes of psychopathology, using the innovative concepts. The early 1920s in the Soviet Union were marked by a national catastrophe in economic and social fields. And this time led the foundation and intensive research of psychological issues. In particular, State Medical and Pedagogical Institute was established to form the principles of defectology, bringing up the children with physical and mental defects.
The psychologists experienced relative freedom at that time. The texts were composed without any ideological pressure.
The book overviews the experimental approaches of psychology by 11 scholars, including D. Azbukin, M. Gurevich, P. Tutyshkin, K. Veselovskaia, N. Tiapugin, A. Vinokurova, M. Krol’, N. Ozeretskii, Z. Osipova, V. Basov and I. Borisov. They published the instruction on how to work with individuals at children psychiatrist schools and hospitals, at the deaf-mute school; how to organize the experimental psychological laboratories in the province. One of the scientists displayed the record of successful treatment of a patient with cretinism by thyroid extract.
The Institute was closed as a separate organization in 1925, but it stayed in the origins of Soviet psychology and had graduated ‘the army of physicians and teachers’ reducing the aftermath of wars.
Worldcat shows 2 copies located at The New York Academy of Medicine and Stanford University.