Journal of Primary Prevention

, Volume 12, Issue 2, pp 93–121

The humiliation dynamic: An overview

  • Donald C. Klein
The Humiliation Dynamic: Viewing the Task of Prevention From a New Perspective. Part I Section One: The Humiliation Dynamic

DOI: 10.1007/BF02015214

Cite this article as:
Klein, D.C. J Primary Prevent (1991) 12: 93. doi:10.1007/BF02015214


This paper describes what people experience and how they react when they feel humiliated. It discusses ways in which our society is humiliation-prone and emphasizes the ubiquitous nature of the humiliation dynamic in every-day life.

Key words

Humiliationpeople's reaction to society and humiliation

Copyright information

© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Donald C. Klein
    • 1
  1. 1.Graduate School of the Union InstituteCincinnati
  2. 2.Ellicott City