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The threat of impending disaster : contributions to the psychology of stress

Author: George H Grosser; Henry Wechsler; Milton Greenblatt
Publisher: Cambridge : M.I.T. Press, [1964]
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Grosser, George H.
Threat of impending disaster.
Cambridge, M.I.T. Press [1964]
(OCoLC)644187844
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George H Grosser; Henry Wechsler; Milton Greenblatt
ISBN: 0262070138 9780262070133
OCLC Number: 203950
Description: xi, 335 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Introduction / George H. Grosser, Henry Wechsler, Milton Greenblatt --
Part II. Theoretical perspectives --
A theoretical review of individual and group psychological reactions to stress / James G. Miller --
A laboratory approach to the dynamics of psychological stress / Richard S. Lazarus --
Collective responses to the threat of disaster / Kurt Lang and Gladys Engel Lang --
Part III. Reaction patterns to the signal --
Human factors in warning-and-response systems / Harry B. Williams --
Sequential accommodations to threat / Stephen B. Withey --
Part IV. The fear of nuclear annihilation --
Fallout shelters and the unacceptability of disquieting facts / Lester Grinspoon --
Attitudes toward international crisis in relation to personality structure / Roy W. Menninger --
Psychological effects of the atomic bomb in Hiroshima : the theme of death / Robert Jay Lifton --
Part V. The Mercury astronauts : personality and adaptation potential --
Personality characteristics of the Mercury astronauts / Sheldon J. Korchin and George E. Ruff --
Psychological responses of the Mercury astronauts to stress / George E. Ruff and Sheldon J. Korchin --
Part VI. Behavior under arbitrary human control --
Captivity lore and behavior in captivity / Albert D. Biderman --
Emotional reactions to internally and externally derived threat of annihilation / Claus Bahne Bahnson --
Part VII. The threat of disease and death --
Cultural variations in attitudes toward death and disease / John P. Spiegel --
Reactions to the imminence of death / Thomas P. Hackett and Avery D. Weisman --
Part VIII. Perspectives --
Comments on the present status and the future direction of disaster research / George W. Baker.
Responsibility: George H. Grosser, Henry Wechsler, Milton Greenblatt, editors.

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