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The Dangers of Social Adjustment

by Robert W. White - 1961

Social growth can easily be injured by adult pressure to participate—for two basic reasons: (a) Adult pressure disregards the child's anxieties and thus encourages a purely defensive adjustment; (b) it also disregards the natural rate of social growth and thus makes demands for which the child is not ready. Social growth does not take place exclusively in social situations; much of it occurs necessarily in imagination. Social growth is promoted by having strong interests, not necessarily social in character, which can be shared with those similarly interested.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 62 Number 4, 1961, p. 288-288
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3225, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 4:48:28 AM

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