Theoretical Problems of Social Change

  • Gottlieb Guntern
Part of the Monographien aus dem Gesamtgebiete der Psychiatrie book series (PSYCHIATRIE, volume 22)


The theory of social change developed by sociology is of crucial importance for the Saas-Fee study. It is, however, far from being comprehensive or sufficient (cf. 124–127). In the following section, the actual state of sociological concepts of social change will be briefly discussed in order to outline some aspects of the theoretical framework of this study.


Social Change Deductive System Achievement Motivation Normative Functionalism Rapid Social Change 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gottlieb Guntern
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  1. 1.Psychiatrie Oberwallis und Psychosomatische AbteilungOberwalliser KreisspitalBrig-GlisSwitzerland

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