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Book reviews BLACK AND WHITE IDENTITY FORMA- ments which the subjects made. The TION. By Stuart T. Hauser, John Wiley results, stated in detail and well illus- and Sons Inc., 1971, 160 pages, $ 9.95. trated with figures and tables, are dis- cussed and analyzed in a manner that is The subject of this book is an interest- compelling in its readability and clarity. ing and a timely one but the title is mis- The results may be briefly stated as leading, as will be explained later on. follows, quoting the author: "The whites The author's stated goals are to trans- exemplify an overall pattern most con- late the concept of identity into an sistent with that of progressive identity experimentally measurable form and to formation, in which both the structural "explore the interface between person- integration and the temporal stability of ality development and social cultural self-images are simultaneously increas- context." ing over may given period of time, The book begins with a review of though not necessarily at the same rate. much of the literature on identity devel- The overall black pattern, when both opment, black-white social psychologi- identity formation processive are con- cal differences and studies of the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The American Journal of Psychoanalysis Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
1972 The Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis
ISSN
0002-9548
eISSN
1573-6741
DOI
10.1007/BF01872491
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Abstract

BLACK AND WHITE IDENTITY FORMA- ments which the subjects made. The TION. By Stuart T. Hauser, John Wiley results, stated in detail and well illus- and Sons Inc., 1971, 160 pages, $ 9.95. trated with figures and tables, are dis- cussed and analyzed in a manner that is The subject of this book is an interest- compelling in its readability and clarity. ing and a timely one but the title is mis- The results may be briefly stated as leading, as will be explained later on. follows, quoting the author: "The whites The author's stated goals are to trans- exemplify an overall pattern most con- late the concept of identity into an sistent with that of progressive identity experimentally measurable form and to formation, in which both the structural "explore the interface between person- integration and the temporal stability of ality development and social cultural self-images are simultaneously increas- context." ing over may given period of time, The book begins with a review of though not necessarily at the same rate. much of the literature on identity devel- The overall black pattern, when both opment, black-white social psychologi- identity formation processive are con- cal differences and studies of the

Journal

The American Journal of PsychoanalysisSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 1972

Keywords: Clinical Psychology; Psychotherapy; Psychoanalysis

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