Attitudes, Conflict, and Social Change by Bert T. King, Elliott Mcginnies

By Bert T. King, Elliott Mcginnies

Fritz Wittels (1880-1950) was once a pioneering Viennese psychoanalyst, the 1st biographer of Freud (1924), and intermittently pal and rival of Freud himself, of Wilhelm Stekel, and in their recognized satirical adversary, Karl Kraus. in the direction of the tip of his existence, whereas dwelling and practicing as an analyst within the usa, Wittels wrote a 200-page memoir of his adolescence and occupation in Vienna. The typescript memoirs, held within the information of the Abraham Brill Library, ny, are released right here, observed via quite a number illustrations. Incomplete in areas, they've been edited, contextualized and brought via Edward Timms, whose explanatory notes comprise the identity of the ''child woman'' of the name. In his memoirs Wittels writes concerning the erotic sub-culture of ''fin-de-siecle'' Vienna and approximately early controversies in the psychoanalytic society. His photograph of the interplay among the 2 may still allure not just to historians of psychoanalysis, yet to an individual attracted to the Viennese cultural avant-garde. The erotic triangles during which Wittels, Kraus and Freud have been concerned are proven to have impinged at once at the actions of the well-known society

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Thus, it is often difficult to conclude that differential attitude change between stress conditions, in fact, is due to differing fear arousal and not due to differential information transmittal. For example, in the study by Janis and Feshbach (1953) on oral hygiene, the strong fear-appeal condition emphasized the threat of pain and disease and included color slides of festering gums and rotting teeth. In the minimal-fear condition, on the other hand, unpleasant consequences of improper dental hygiene were merely alluded to and diagrams instead of color photographs were used.

For example, in the study by Janis and Feshbach (1953) on oral hygiene, the strong fear-appeal condition emphasized the threat of pain and disease and included color slides of festering gums and rotting teeth. In the minimal-fear condition, on the other hand, unpleasant consequences of improper dental hygiene were merely alluded to and diagrams instead of color photographs were used. Another factor, suggested by Dabbs and Leventhal (1966), which may affect both the level of stress induced and the acceptance of a communication is the nature of recommendations made for coping with the threat posed in the message.

Personality: development and assessment. New York: Harcourt, 1969. Dynamics, Janis, I. , & Feshbach, S. Effects of fear arousing communications. Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology, 1953, 48, 78-92. Janis, I. , & Feshbach, S. Personality differences associated with responsiveness to fear-arousing communications. Journal of Personality, 1954, 23, 154-166. Janis, I. , 6k Field, A. Behavioral assessment of persuasibility: Consistency of individual differences. Sociometry, 1956, 19, 241-259.

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