1st Edition

Psychology and Social Problems

ISBN 9780415838382
Published October 10, 2014 by Routledge
236 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1964 Psychology and Social Problems looks at a changing society and research into problems of the time. Many of the themes in the book, such as delinquency, mental health and racial conflict and are still familiar and current topics of discussion today.

Social scientists had carried out extensive research into problems of urgent public concern, yet their findings were not widely known or understood and they had often been diffident in advocating policies based on their conclusions. Michael Argyle discussed the recent psychological and social research bearing on the origins of aggression, delinquency, mental disorder, racial and international prejudice, and industrial discontent; he went on to consider the implications of these studies for prevention and control and for the guidance of social change. This sophisticated and well-documented critique is presented with such lucidity and verve that it will appeal equally to laymen and to students and professional workers and can now be enjoyed in its historical context.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part I The elements of social behaviour  1 Personality  2 The motivation of social behaviour  3 Interpersonal behaviour  Part II Social problems  4 Aggression  5 Delinquency and crime  6 Mental health and mental disorder 7  Racial and international attitudes  8 Human problems in industry  Part III Processes of social control  9 The effects of child-rearing techniques  10 Adult socialization  11 Selection  12 Techniques of leadership  13 Influence of mass communications  14 Behaviour in social organizations  Part IV The study and control of social change  15 The analysis of social trends  16 The control of social change  References  Index

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