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Adaptation to Life

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Description for Adaptation to Life Paperback. Based on a long-term study begun in 1939 exploring the human life cycle, this work provides an analysis of individual differences in coping with stress in life. The author presents a clearly defined scheme of "adaptive mechanisms" that are rated mature, immature, neurotic or psychotic. Num Pages: 416 pages, 7 tables and 4 figures. BIC Classification: JMC; JMS; MMJ. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 209 x 140 x 10. Weight in Grams: 470.

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. The originators of the program, which came to be known as the Grant Study, felt that medical research was too heavily weighted in the direction of disease, and their intent was to chart the ways in which a group of promising individuals coped with their lives over the course of many years.

Nearly forty years later, George E. Vaillant, director of the Study, took the measure of the Grant ... Read more

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Harvard University Press United States
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Cambridge, Mass, United States
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About George E. Vaillant
George E. Vaillant is Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.

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