On Social Distress, Social Misery, Social Evil

  • Bernie Kaplan
Conference paper
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


An impromptu discussion and critique of the papers presented at the ISTP conference by Robert Rieber and Howard Gruber, pertaining to forms of social misery and suggestions as to ways of understanding and meliorating such forms.


Ideal Norm Symbolic Action Social Distress Social Wrong Ethnic Prejudice 
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  • Bernie Kaplan

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