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American Mania: When More is Not Enough by Peter C. Whybrow

By Peter C. Whybrow

Regardless of an surprising urge for food for all times, an increasing number of americans are feeling overworked and disillusioned. within the world's such a lot prosperous state, epidemic premiums of pressure, nervousness, melancholy, weight problems, and time urgency are actually grudgingly accredited as a part of daily life they sign the yank Dream long past awry.

Peter C. Whybrow, director of the Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA, grounds the extreme achievements and over the top intake of the yankee state in an realizing of the biology of the brain's present process supplying for the 1st time a complete and actual reason for the addictive mania of consumerism.

American Mania provides a transparent and novel vantage aspect from which to appreciate the main urgent social problems with our time, whereas supplying an educated method of refocusing our pursuit of happiness. Drawing upon wealthy medical case experiences and colourful photographs, "this attention-grabbing and significant publication will switch how you take into consideration American life" (Karen Olson, Utne Reader).

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Hofstätter, Einführung in die Sozialpsychologie, Wien-Stuttgart 1954, insbes. S. 394 ff. 38 John G. , The Legislative System. D. Sprague, Lawyers in Polities. A Study in Professional Convergence, Indianapolis-New York 1964; James David Barber, The Lawmakers. Recruitment and Adaptation to Legislative Life, New Haven 1966; Lewis 1. , 26 (1964), S. 423-439 und S. 648-676; Donald D. , 1 (1969), S. , 31 (1969), S. 3-31. , 361 (1965), S. 96 -111. Zusammenfassend dazu auch: "Personality and Politics. 3, hrsg.

Auch diese Auffassung ist sehr pauschal und bedürfte der empirischen Überprüfung. Sie stellt jedoch nicht nur eine inhaltliche Umkehrung der ursprünglichen These dar, sondern läßt bereits eine neue Problemkonzeption erkennen. Statt auf psychologische Faktoren, wird nun das Interesse auf die Interaktion zwischen Individuum und sozialem Kontext gelenkt. 5 1 Damit eröffnet sich für die Analyse der politischen Elitenselektion eine neue, umfassendere Perspektive. Im übrigen scheint die neueste psychologische Forschung der Persönlichkeit des einzelnen nur noch eine sehr geringe Bedeutung im Selektionsprozeß beizumessen.

41 Edinger, Kurt Schumacher, S. 37. 42 John B. , 44 (1950), S. 897 -903; Rufus P. Browning/H. , 28 (1964), S. 75-90; Bernard Hennessy, "Politicals and Apoliticals. , 3 (1959), S. 336-355; Lester W. Milbrath, The Washington Lobbyists, Chicago 1963. 43 Gordon J. DiRenzo, Personality, Power and Politics, Notre Dame-London 1967. 44 Milton Rokeach, The Open and Closed Mind. Investigations into the Nature of Belief Systems and Personality Systems, New York 1960. 45 Als Kontrollgruppe wurde nicht ein Bevölkerungs- oder Wähler-Sampel, sondern eine Gruppe von Studenten ausgewählt.

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