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The meaning of anxiety

Author: Rollo May
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1977.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rollo May
ISBN: 0393011364 9780393011364
OCLC Number: 2798797
Description: xx, 425 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Foreword to the first edition --
Foreword to the revised edition --
Acknowledgments --
pt. I. Modern interpretations of anxiety --
1. Anxiety in mid-twentieth century --
In literature --
In social studies --
In the political scene --
In philosophy and theology --
In psychology --
Purpose of this book --
2. Philosophical interpreters of anxiety --
Spinoza : reason overcoming fear --
Pascal : the inadequacy of reason --
Kierkegaard : anxiety in the nineteenth century --
3. Anxiety interpreted biologically --
The startle pattern --
Anxiety and the catastrophic reaction --
Anxiety and the loss of the world --
Origins of anxiety and fear as seen by Goldstein --
The capacity to bear anxiety --
Numerological and physiological aspects of anxiety --
Perception of danger --
Balance in the autonomic system --
Voodoo death --
Psychosomatic aspects of anxiety --
An example : gastric functions --
The case of Tom --
Culture and the meaning of disease --
4. Anxiety interpreted psychologically --
Do animals have anxiety? --
The study of children's fears --
Maturation in anxiety and fears --
Fears masking anxiety --
A note on the stress and anxiety --
Recent research on anxiety --
Anxiety and learning theory --
Personal comments --
5. Anxiety interpreted by the psychotherapists --
Freud's evolving theories of anxiety --
Anxiety and repression --
Origins of anxiety as seen by Freud --
Trends in Freud's theories of anxiety --
Rank : anxiety and individuation --
Adler : anxiety and inferiority feelings --
Jung : anxiety and the threat of the irrational --
Horney : anxiety and hostility --
Sullivan : anxiety as apprehension of disapproval --
6. Anxiety interpreted culturally --
The importance of the historical dimension --
Individualism in the Renaissance --
Competitive individualism in work and wealth --
Fromm : individual isolation in modern culture --
Anxiety and the market place --
Mechanisms of escape --
Kardiner : Western man's growth pattern --
7. Summary and synthesis of theories of anxiety --
The nature of anxiety --
Normal and neurotic anxiety --
Origins of anxiety --
Maturation of the capacity for anxiety --
Anxiety and fear --
Anxiety and conflict --
Anxiety and hostility --
Culture and community. pt. II. Clinical analysis of anxiety --
8. Case studies demonstrating anxiety --
What we seek to discover --
Harold Brown : conflict underlying servere anxiety --
Conclusions --
9. The study of unmarried mothers --
Methods used --
Helen : intellectualizing as a defense against anxiety --
Nancy : expectations at war with reality --
Agnes : anxiety related to hostility and aggression --
Louise : rejection by mother without anxiety --
Bessie : rejection by parents without anxiety --
Dolores : anxiety panic while under severe threat --
Phyllis : absence of anxiety in an impoverished personality --
Frances : constriction versus the creative impulse --
Charlotte : psychotic developments as an escape from anxiety --
Hester : anxiety, defiance, and rebellion --
Sarah and Ada : absence and presence of anxiety in two black women --
Irene : anxiety, overconscientiousness, and shyness --
10. Gleanings from the case studies --
Anxiety underlying fear --
Conflict : source of anxiety --
Rejection by parents and anxiety --
Cleavage between expectations and reality --
Neurotic anxiety and the middle class --
pt. III. The management of anxiety--
11. Methods of dealing with anxiety --
In extreme situations --
Destructive ways --
Constructive ways --
12. Anxiety and the development of the self --
Anxiety and the impoverishment of personality --
Creativity, intelligence, and anxiety --
The realization of the self --
Appendices --
Bibliography --
Responsibility: by Rollo May.


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