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Adaptation to Life

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$35.00 • £28.95 • €31.50

ISBN 9780674004146

Publication Date: 08/11/1998

Academic Trade

416 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

7 tables and 4 figures

World

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  • Preface, 1995
  • Cast of Protagonists
  • Part 1: The Study of Mental Health: Methods and Illustrations
    • Introduction
    • 1. Mental Health
    • 2. The Men of the Grant Study
    • 3. How They Were Studied
    • 4. Health Redefined—The Joyful Expression of Sex and of Anger
  • Part 2: Basic Styles of Adaptation
    • 5. Adaptive Ego Mechanisms—A Hierarchy
    • 6. Sublimation
    • 7. Suppression, Anticipation, Altruism, and Humor
    • 8. The Neurotic Defenses
    • 9. The Immature Defenses
  • Part 3: Developmental Consequences of Adaptation
    • 10. The Adult Life Cycle—In One Culture
    • 11. Paths into Health
    • 12. Successful Adjustment
    • 13. The Child Is Father to the Man
    • 14. Friends, Wives, and Children
  • Part 4: Conclusions
    • 15. The Maturing Ego
    • 16. What Is Mental Health—A Reprise
    • 17. A Summary
  • References Cited
  • Appendix A: A Glossary of Defenses
  • Appendix B: The Interview Schedule
  • Appendix C: The Rating Scales

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