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Basic Anxiety

reviewed by Emanuel K. Schwartz - 1963

coverTitle: Basic Anxiety
Author(s): W. J. Garre
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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Anxiety is everybody's business. We have come to believe that anxiety lies at the root of all evil, the base of all interpersonal difficulty. The teacher, counselor, lawyer, physician, dentist, or psychologist working with a person of any age and in any setting is anxious about the other's anxiety. And if there is any self-awareness the professional is anxious also about his own anxiety. The author of this book makes anxiety the badge of humanness. No one escapes it. It is inexorable, unavoidable. For Garre, basic anxiety is the feeling of being threatened, the fear of death. It is the result of the amount of rejection and resentment to which the child has been exposed. The amount of basic anxiety equals the degree of rejection by the significant parent or parental surrogate, the mothering one. To be sure, the father, and more especially the relationship between the parents must have some... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 7, 1963, p. 620-620
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2947, Date Accessed: 11/15/2019 4:44:00 AM

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