THE WELL-ADJUSTED PERSONALITY by

THE WELL-ADJUSTED PERSONALITY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A psychiatrist, and a professor of psychiatry, of considerable standing in the field have collaborated in a volume of ""preventive psychiatry"" which begins in the home and which derives from a self-understanding which will enable you to reconcile outside pressures with your own capacities. This is an analysis of the common problems at the various levels of development and experience; from the college student who faces the dilemma of physical maturity and economic dependence, to professional and marital adjustments, parenthood- its emotional eugenics and its rights as well as responsibilities, the change of life, and the advanced years with the factors of diminished usefulness and expanded leisure. The approach to- and appraisal of- personality patterns and problems which can be adjusted to situation and environment reflects no easy optimisms but a real understanding of common conflicts. Self-help, which is self-knowledge, at a level which is available to the general reader without recourse to popular panaceas.

Pub Date: Jan. 7th, 1952
Publisher: Lippincott