Social Breakdown and the Social Distress Syndrome

  • Robert W. Rieber
Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)


Jacob Bronowski once remarked about Joseph Priestley that if you ask an impertinent question you may open the doors to a pertinent answer. To search for the impertinent question is itself impertinent; it is a tricky, even hard, road to follow. But this is the road we intend to follow as we inquire into the processes of how we institutionalize stress within our culture.


Social Institution Social Character Overt Aggression Objective Culture Psychological Dysfunction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Rieber
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  1. 1.John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Graduate CenterCity University of New YorkNew YorkUSA

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