THE ART OF HUMAN RELATIONS by Henry Clay Lindgren

THE ART OF HUMAN RELATIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of the college text, Mental Hygiene of Personal and Social Adjustment, a counselor for the Veterans Administration and an educator, Henry Clay Lindgren presents a book on getting along with ourselves and others distinctly oriented in our cultural experience. It is direct and easy to read, and it deals with the importance and ways of understanding ourselves and our fellows: with the dual role of anxiety, with the need for communication and emotional maturity, with causes of our striving for power and status, with the importance of others in our lives. The book is well in the range of the general public, with its recognition of the two main divisions in our lives in which our relations are most important -- work and family groups, and the author incorporates with facility numerous quick sketches in job and family situations to illustrate his points. He pays his respects to the proponents of the interpersonal self-analytic school -- Horney, From, Thompson, Stack, Mullahy, and others, and includes a suggested reading list. While the preoccupation with emotional maturity and the terms hard to avoid may at times seem somewhat self-conscious, this book has a warmth and drive and set in reality that may help a great many people take stock of themselves as best they can. Possibly the Overstreet market?

Pub Date: March 27th, 1953
Publisher: Hermitage House