Year: 1978 Source: Beverly Hills, Calif.: Sage Publications, 1978. 303p. SIEC No: 19831590

A collection of twelve papers exploring the relationship of various social problem behaviors to failures in coping strategies and modes of psychic defending. Part 1 focuses on the perspectives and theoretical orientations; part 2 covers behavioral and symptomatic alternatives; part 3 presents a research strategy and part 4 addresses the social issues involved. (KB)