Minor mental maladjustments in normal people : based on original autobiographies of personality maladjustments / J.E. Wallace Wallin, Division of Special Education and Mental Hygiene of the Delaware State Department of Public Instruction.Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1939Description: vi, 298 pages ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: online resourceSubject(s): Mental health | Personality disorders | Psychoanalysis | Mental Health | Personality Disorders | PsychoanalysisAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Purpose and nature of the investigation of mental, educational, and social maladjustments, and the practical contribution which this publication is expected to make -- Fears and phobias -- Dreads, anxieties, and worries -- Bashfulness, timidity, lack of self-confidence, and seclusiveness -- Feelings of inferiority and inadequacy -- Obsessions and compulsions -- Dreams, nightmares, somnambulism, and somniloquism -- Daydreaming -- Emotional disturbances and maladjustments produced by specific processes of emotional conditioning -- Difficulties produced by criticism, sarcasm, ridicule, nagging, and threats -- Reactions to unfavorable comparisons -- Effects of superstitious beliefs -- Effects of parental behavior patterns and home treatment -- The effects of the school situation and of teacher attitudes and behavior patterns -- Attitudes or behavior patterns induced by physical handicaps, defects, or appearances -- Personality difficulties produced by attitudinal sets and biases -- Behavior maladjustments -- Hampering habits hard to overcome -- Overfastidiousness and overscrupulousness -- Food fads, antipathies, caprices, and idiosyncrasies.
"Examination of the case histories in this volume discloses the fact that persons at large in society, functioning as normal individuals and filling important positions in life, are subject to an amazing variety of transient or lasting mental disturbances or idiosyncrasies, and that mental maladjustments may be produced by all sorts of processes of conditioning, even the most trivial ones. They offer convincing proof that the most fruitful field of application of mental hygiene principles is preventive and constructive mental health work with the vast army of potentially normal children. As one of the contributors to these case histories remarks"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
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