Well-Being, Adjustment, and Health

  • Jerry M. Burger
Part of the The Plenum Series in Social / Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Abstract

Inevitably, discussions about desire for control get around to the question of whether people with a high desire for control or people with a low desire for control are better adjusted and happier. Not surprisingly, I typically find that high desire for control people say that they are better off psychologically, while low desire for control people maintain the opposite. Although a case can be made for both of these positions, the research reviewed in this chapter indicates that a simple answer to the question probably is not possible. As I will discuss at the end of the chapter, most likely both high desire for control people and low desire for control people can be well-adjusted and happy, depending upon many other factors.

Keywords

Heart Attack Adult Child Active Effort Relaxation Training Control Score 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jerry M. Burger
    • 1
  1. 1.Santa Clara UniversitySanta ClaraUSA

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