Hello, Grammar Exchange members!
I've run into the following sentence while reading a book titled "The Individual Subject and Scientific Psychology." What I don't understand about the sentence is the bolded part.
1. Successful application of the basic knowledge of psychology in particular concrete situations — be those situations examples of individual or group psychotherapy, of consultation in a business firm, or of dealing with a troubled adolescent — can be consistent only if the basic scientific basis of these applications is adequate to the reality. (p.2)
I understand the bolded part is inserted there between hyphens to give examples of the "particular concrete situations." But I don't understand the structure of the phrase.
Is there any member who can explain how the bolded part was written that way?
Thanks in advance.