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ERIC Number: ED049132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 253
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Democracy's Stepchildren. A Study of Need and Belief.
Simpson, Elizabeth Leonie
Ordered in a developmental sequence, the first chapter presents the problem and reviews social science literature suggesting a connection between basic human needs and attitudes, values, motivation, and behavior, irrespective of social position. The second chapter discusses the biosocial origins of needs and analyzes the conceptual differences in the theories of Freud, Horney, Fromm, and Maslow. Chapters 3-5 explore the hierarchical needs which Maslow hypothesized and relates them to the theory and data of others. Chapter 6 explores the relationships between the cognitive aspects of personality with cognitive and affective modes of behavior. Chapter 7 inquires into the nature of the person in whom these relationships constitute democratic or authoritarian personalities. Methodology and results of a field study measuring the democratic syndrome in high school subjects are described in Chapter 8; the relationship between these empirically demonstrated needs and values is summarized in Chapter 9. Chapters 10-13 related earlier historical syntheses and empirical findings to the American educational situation today. The author's Index of Psychological Deprevation is appended. The field study is reported in SO 000 650. (Author/DJB)
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