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ERIC Number: EJ176853
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Publication Date: 1977
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Defensive Passivity in Adolescence
Rosenheim, Eliyahu; Gaoni, Bracha
Adolescence, 12, 48, 449-59, W 77
There are potentially healthy adolescents who display excessive reluctance to move toward independent decision and action. This research presents a clinical description of this "syndrome", conceptualizes it as a defensive maneuver against mourning over cherished childhood dreams and offers steps for therapeutic intervention. (Editor/RK)
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