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PROBLEMS OF MODERN LIVING:

PSYCHOLOGY OF ADJUSTMENT

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by BENJAMIN B. WOLMAN

1st ed., 200 pages, $19.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-145-6  Review Cart

 


This text examines the problems of adjustment with special emphasis on the conditions of modern life. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is concerned with the concept of adjustment. It defines mental health, points to identity problems of young people, and delves into their need to make rational decisions in choices of career, marital partner, and human relationships. The second part presents the factors that affect adjustment. It starts with an overview of organic, physical and chemical factors including drugs, and continues with family interaction, developmental stages, and social economic and cultural factors. The third part examines stress, anxiety and conflicts, and coping with these hardships. The last two chapters describe preventative methods and treatment of maladjustment. The theoretical issues contained in the book are profusely illustrated by case studies derived from the author's clinical work.

CONTENTS

PART I — THE CONCEPT OF ADJUSTMENT

Chapter 1: DEFINING MENTAL HEALTH
Chapter 2: SELF AND IDENTITY
Chapter 3: OCCUPATIONAL CHOICE AND ECONOMIC LIFE
Chapter 4: SEX AND MARRIAGE
Chapter 5: SOCIAL RELATIONS

PART II — FACTORS AFFECTING ADJUSTMENT

Chapter 6: ORGANIC FACTORS
Chapter 7: FAMILY DYNAMICS
Chapter 8: DEVELOPMENT AND REGRESSION
Chapter 9: SOCIAL, ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL FACTORS

PART III — ADJUSTMENT AND MALADJUSTMENT

Chapter 10: STRESS, ANXIETY AND CONFLICT
Chapter 11: ROUTES OF ESCAPE
Chapter 12: COPING WITH STRESS
Chapter 13: PREVENTING MALADJUSTMENT
Chapter 14: TREATMENT OF MENTAL DISORDERS

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR . . .


Benjamin B. Wolman is currently a Professor Emeritus at Long Island University in Brooklyn, New York. he also serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Encyclopedia of Psychiatry, Psychology, Psychoanalysis & Neurology. He received his M.A. in 1932 and Ph.D. in 1935 from the University of Warsaw. He has over 40 years of experience in psychotherapy, education, and research, and has held administrative and teaching positions at numerous institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Most recently Dr. Wolman served as Professor of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Long Island University (1965-78). He has also maintained a private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy since 1939, and has authored over 200 scientific papers and eighteen books in psychology and related fields. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Sociological Association, and the Association for the Advancement of Psychotherapy. His awards include Dartmouth Medal of the American Library Association and the Distinguished Contribution Award of the American Psychological Association

 

 

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