Overcoming Childhood Misfortune

Overcoming Childhood Misfortune

by Warren Allen Rhodes, Kim Hoey
     
 

Traditionally, psychology has concentrated on factors that contribute to individuals becoming unhealthy and has paid very little attention to those individuals who become healthy when all indications would predict the opposite. Many children overcome adverse conditions and become successful adults. Their stories often go untold, taking backseat to stories and

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Overview

Traditionally, psychology has concentrated on factors that contribute to individuals becoming unhealthy and has paid very little attention to those individuals who become healthy when all indications would predict the opposite. Many children overcome adverse conditions and become successful adults. Their stories often go untold, taking backseat to stories and investigations of failed lives and broken dreams. This book retrospectively explores the lives of several individuals who were able to overcome hardships and excel professionally. The authors believe that, through the lives of these individuals, the reader can learn how to help others overcome adverse life circumstances.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275940812
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1160L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

WARREN A. RHODES is Professor of Psychology, Delaware State College./e He is the co-editor of Why Some Children Succeed Despite the Odds (Praeger, 1991).

KIM HOEY is a freelance writer.

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