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Personality and Individual Social Maladjustment


by Eli Bower — 1966

The primary problem which all these groups, small and large, face is to maintain and enhance the social and individual goals of their members. To accomplish this, groups organize and maintain institutions—organizational arrangements of living governed by rules, customs, rituals, laws, and values. In addition to the problems which each group or society has in the administration of these organizational arrangements of living, it has the job of educating its children to function within the changing boundaries of these customs, rules, and laws. Societies seek continuity of goals, values, and their way of life. Yet, they recognize that technological and social change requires that flexibility and skill be taught to the young so that they, in turn, can modify and adapt their human institutions to their problems and needs.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 65, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 67 Number 9, 1966, p. 103-134
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19857, Date Accessed: 10/24/2017 7:30:16 AM

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