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John H. Kunkel

Toronto, Wall & Thompson, 1989. 290pp, paper, ISBN 0-921332-14-9 (cloth) $29.95, 0-921332-09-2 (paper) $15.95. CIP

Grades 12 and up/Ages 17 and up
Reviewed by M.R. Stirling.

Volume 17 Number 4
1989 July

Twelve psychologists representing the major schools of thought in modern psy­chology are featured in this volume. Freud and Jung, Lewin, Piaget and Maslow-to name a few-and their views of human nature as well as their method­ology and perspective are described and evaluated by the author. The scope of the book is from pre-1893 to post-1969. The author's purpose is to bring each of the twelve to life with a biographical sketch and a brief synopsis of the psychologist's theories. Kunkel humanizes each by means of a conversation. The encounters, for the most part, are with historical per­sons; however, some characters are fic­tional. It is in these encounters that the psychologists' views are revealed.

Kunkel fulfils his purpose very adequately, and he reveals his sources for the dialogues, i.e., historical documents or events. The organization permits very easy access to the information based on a detailed source list for each psychologist. The layout facilitates use and the type is easy to read. This volume will fill both curricular and personal needs.

M.R. Stirling, Yorkton, Sask.
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