Inevitably, courses in human growth and behavior have been a perennial problem. Among them die courses in normal behavior, that indicator of growth and development, have presented greater difficulty than those in psychopathology. In teaching normal human behavior, one focuses sharply on the interrelated wisdom of the body and the wisdom of the psyche. Of course not all courses in normal growth and development taught by psychiatrists have had the defects specified above. The instructor repeatedly moves from considerations of growth of the individual to the broad social implications, with the purpose of directing students to use what they are learning in appraising tie current social scene. The more comprehensive view of man throughout the growth and decline process enables students to see more fully the sequential significance of man's social context and to perceive the potentials for modifying the relationship between the two.