Social Causes of Psychological Distress

Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (1) from $1.99   
  • Used (1) from $1.99   
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any coupons and promotions
Seller since 2006

Feedback rating:



New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase ... benefits world literacy! Read more Show Less

Ships from: Mishawaka, IN

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Sort by
Sending request ...

Editorial Reviews

A look at community patterns of well-being and distress, mapping the relationship of feelings to social conditions and positions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Read More Show Less

Product Details

Table of Contents

Pt. I Introduction
1 Introduction 3
Understanding the Connections between Social and Personal Problems 3
Preview 7
Pt. II Researching the Causes of Distress
2 Measuring Psychological Well-Being and Distress 23
What Is Psychological Distress? 23
Diagnosis: Superimposed Distinctions 30
Conclusion: The Story of a Woman Diagnosed 48
Appendix of Symptom Indexes 50
3 Real-World Causes of Real-World Misery 54
Establishing Cause in the Human Sciences 54
Explaining Real Patterns 71
Pt. III Social Patterns of Distress
4 Basic Patterns 75
Community Mental Health Surveys 76
Socioeconomic Status 77
Marriage 84
Children at Home 89
Gender 95
Undesirable Life Events 112
Age 112
Discussion 129
5 New Patterns 130
Life Course Disruptions and Developments 131
Neighborhood Disadvantage and Disorder 145
Pt. IV Explaining the Patterns
6 Life Change: An Abandoned Explanation 159
Conceptual History of Life Change and Stress 160
Contradictory Evidence 163
Variants of the Life Change Index 166
Alternative Concepts and Future Research 169
7 Alienation 171
Control 171
Commitment 210
Support 213
Meaning 219
Normality 222
Alienation: the Prime Stressor 229
8 Authoritarianism and Inequity 230
Authoritarianism 230
Inequity 242
Pt. V Conclusion
9 Why Some People Are More Distressed Than Others 253
Control of One's Own Life 253
The Importance of Social Factors 257
Genetics and Biochemistry as Alternative Explanations 260
What Can Be Done? 273
"Take arms against a sea of troubles" 277
App Description of Data Sets and Measures 278
References 289
Index 313
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)