Mental Decay and Mental Growth

  • B. V. Zeigarnik
Part of the Monographs in Psychology book series (MOPSY)


Knowledge about the relationship between mental growth and decay is poorly developed even though this issue is very important for psychiatric and psychological theory and for understanding the structure of mental activity and the principles of mental development. The correct resolution of this question may help to defeat biologizing tendencies in psychiatry and psychology. In a practical sense, this question generates data for classifying and analyzing psychopathological syndromes.


Cortical Arousability Correct Resolution Mental Growth Skill Deterioration Sential Nature 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1972

Authors and Affiliations

  • B. V. Zeigarnik
    • 1
  1. 1.Moscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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