ERIC Number: ED030891
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Alternative Therapeutic Strategies With the Urban Negro.
Sarles, Harvey B.
Social pressures in the United States are explained in the context of group identification and group behavior. The urban scene is made up of a number of groups, or subcultures, which have parallel structures along socio-economic, and nationality-color-ethnic lines. These groups act as if they had a structured plan. It is shown how this plan is formulated, maintained, and passed on. An analysis of the Negroes as a group emphasizes their lack of deep feelings as being members of a Black group. They had defined an essential part of their beings in terms of what they are not. Militancy results because Black is not merely being non-white and such a position splinters the possibility of in group feelings. The difficulties of therapy with a member of this group are discussed in terms of this analysis. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
Note: Paper was presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, San Francisco, California, August 30-September 3, 1968.