Psychiatric aspects of school desegregation.

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Corporate author / creator:Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Social Issues, author.
Imprint:New York, N.Y. : Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, [1957].
Description:1 online resource (95 pages).
Series:Report / Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry ; no. 37
Report (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry) ; no. 37.
Subject:Segregation in education.
African Americans -- Segregation.
African Americans -- Psychology.
Ségrégation en éducation.
Attitude (Psychologie)
African Americans -- Psychology.
African Americans -- Segregation.
Segregation in education.
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Other authors / contributors:Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, publisher.
Notes:"Annotated reading list": pages 81-91.
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Summary:"This report published by the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry examines the psychiatric aspects and consequences of school desegregation. In preparing this report the authors have tried to bring together some facts and principles drawn from general knowledge of human behavior as well as from special experience in this particular aspect of it. They have tried to show the bearing of these on the processes of behavior and attitude change which must accompany desegregation. The authors point out that beliefs in Negro inferiority are made a matter of intense feeling and inflexibility because of the numerous irrational emotional factors which focus around this issue. Such irrational forces range from unconscious guilt feelings springing from the long exploitation of Negroes by whites, to the use of feelings of superiority by whites to bolster up self-esteem and combat problems of insecurity or anxiety coming from other aspects of their own lives. The authors discuss the intensely emotional issue of intermarriage, pointing out that racial mixing has not so far been prevented by laws forbidding intermarriage. In addition, they also discuss the changes attendant upon desegregation from the point of view of group processes in the community. The authors examine the dynamics of people's attitude toward authority in the process of social change. And finally, they discuss in considerable detail the various aspects of desegregation as they affect the main participants--the children, the educators, and the parents"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
Other form:Print version: Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Social Issues. Psychiatric aspects of school desegregation. [New York] ©1957