Psychological Diagnosis in Social Adjustment: Including An Annotated List of Tests, Questionnaires, and Rating Scales for the Study of Personality and Conduct

By Percival M. Symonds | Go to book overview

CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

The four chapters included in this volume indicate the contributions that psychology can make to an adequate social program by using techniques for a comprehensive study of the individual. If our social and political organization is faulty, if there is social injustice, if there is unhappiness and misery in large sections of our population, these conditions are in part due to our ignorance of the underlying state of affairs, and the real nature of individuals. If an individual has, by constitution, certain weaknesses which prevent him from attaining the checks and controls demanded by the social situation, or if his home conditions and environment outside the home have bred in him habits and attitudes which make him a problem to society, these facts must be known before society can deal with such an individual properly. The methods by which such individable are now recognized and studied are quite inadequate. On the other hand, society makes use of only the crudest methods for detecting its potential leaders, and the social order suffers because social leaders are so tardily discovered, or as Dr. Butler has stated it, "midgets are placed in the seats of the mighty."

The day has passed when it can be assumed that each individual is wholly responsible for his own behavior. Every one is equipped by heredity with certain physical and mental resources, and every experience adds its quota to his habits and attitudes, even to his intentions, his ambitions,

-1-

Notes for this page

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Project items

Items saved from this book

This book has been saved
Highlights (0)
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

Citations (0)
Some of your citations are legacy items.

Any citation created before July 30, 2012 will labeled as a “Cited page.” New citations will be saved as cited passages, pages or articles.

We also added the ability to view new citations from your projects or the book or article where you created them.

Notes (0)
Bookmarks (0)

You have no saved items from this book

Project items include:
  • Saved book/article
  • Highlights
  • Quotes/citations
  • Notes
  • Bookmarks
Notes
Cite this page

Cited page

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited page

Bookmark this page
Psychological Diagnosis in Social Adjustment: Including An Annotated List of Tests, Questionnaires, and Rating Scales for the Study of Personality and Conduct
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger
Search within

Search within this book

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Full screen
/ 364

matching results for page

Cited passage

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Sign up now to cite pages or passages in MLA, APA and Chicago citation styles.

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

"Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Cited passage

Welcome to the new Questia Reader

The Questia Reader has been updated to provide you with an even better online reading experience.  It is now 100% Responsive, which means you can read our books and articles on any sized device you wish.  All of your favorite tools like notes, highlights, and citations are still here, but the way you select text has been updated to be easier to use, especially on touchscreen devices.  Here's how:

1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
2. Click or tap the last word you want to select.

OK, got it!

Thanks for trying Questia!

Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

For full access in an ad-free environment, sign up now for a FREE, 1-day trial.

Already a member? Log in now.