Introduction à l'-arriération mentale

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(6), 534. Reviews the book, Introduction à l'arriération mentale by Jean-Luc Lambert (1978). Mental deficiency is an intriguing subject that has preoccupied practitioners, parents, and researchers for several decades. After briefly tracing the evolution of the concept of mental deficiency and analyzing the administrative and scientific considerations related to the classification, the author adopts the definition of the American Association on Mental Deficiency, which he then uses as a point of reference throughout the book. In conclusion, this book permits a consideration of the subject of deficiency in its several aspects and proves a valuable tool for consultation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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