THE WILL TO HAPPINESS by

THE WILL TO HAPPINESS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

There may be a will to happiness, but this is essentially a record of the obstruction of the goal by means of varied patterns of unsatisfying, unsatisfactory behavior developed on the part of unhappy people. Dr. Hutschnecker, a practicing physician in New York City and author of The Will to Live and Love and Hate in Human Nature, has seen a great many individuals suffering from psychological or psychosomatic ills, and he here sets forth the problems of many. The question of why some people are more neurotic than others, the problem of breaking as well as making habits, the methods of unhealthy escapes, the need to re-evaluate values, the trials of loneliness are discussed. Dr. Hutschnecker integrates Pavlovian principles with Western psycho-dynamic tenets in his application of theory and therapy to his patients' concerns. Thus the analysis takes on a behaviorist tinge; more psychology than self-help.

Pub Date: May 4th, 1964
Publisher: Prentice-Hall