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The Role of the Home in Mental Health


by Bonaro W. Overstreet - 1955

Among our human institutions, the home is at once the most ordinary and the most strange. It is, on the one hand, the common-place expression of an instinct that belongs not to man alone but to the beasts of the forest and the birds of the air: the instinct that makes the parent creature provide a place for the growth of a new generation within each species. On the other hand, it is as strange as the nature that distinguishes man from all other beings—the nature that makes him both an individual and a member of a shared society and a cultural tradition.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 54, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 10, 1955, p. 82-98
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20057, Date Accessed: 8/25/2019 11:47:41 PM

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