Adaptation to Life / Edition 1

Adaptation to Life / Edition 1

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by George E. Vaillant
     
 

Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle. George Vaillant, director of this study, took the measure of the Grant Study men. The result was the compelling, provocative classic, Adaptation to Life, which posesSee more details below

Overview

Between 1939 and 1942, one of America's leading universities recruited 268 of its healthiest and most promising undergraduates to participate in a revolutionary new study of the human life cycle. George Vaillant, director of this study, took the measure of the Grant Study men. The result was the compelling, provocative classic, Adaptation to Life, which poses fundamental questions about the individual differences in confronting life's stresses.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674004146
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
407,990
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

  • 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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