Personality and Adjustment

Personality and Adjustment

Personality and Adjustment

Personality and Adjustment

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At no time in the history of mankind has concern been so widespread about the problems of personal adjustment, nor interest so intense in human personality, as it is today, particularly in the United States and the rest of the western world. On all sides we are besieged by statistics about mental health and personality disorder. Inspirational books and articles abound that exhort us to achieve, each in some particular way, psychological tranquillity and interpersonal effectiveness. We also hear widespread expressions of anxiety about the subtle but powerful social pressures toward conformity, which, to the personality psychologist, is one . . .

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