4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 9

The Psychology of the Organized Group Game. By Mabel Jane

Heaney. British Journal of Psychology Supplement. (Cambridge University Press. 5s. net.)—This doctoral thesis for the University of London puts in philosophical language the advantages of " playing the game," and gives reasons why all English and American teachers are coming round to the Publio School idea of compulsory games. The author thinks that we have evolved cricket and football to satisfy the love of fighting innate in the Anglo-Saxon race. She agrees with the private who told his officer, rather pityingly, that " those Germans of course are not a military people like us."