A Descriptive Study of the Overt Clinical Manifestations of Material Over-Protection as Seen in Five Cases at Catholic Charities Guidance Institute
The years following the first World War have seen the scope of social casework broaden to include an increasing number of persons whose main problems were psychological rather than physical in character. During these same years, the function of social work has been expanded to embrace programs of social service that are premised on a grasp of knowledge that uses the understanding of the dynamics of personality as primary concepts concerning human behavior. As a result of implementing these programs, caseworkers have focused attention on the emotional component in human behavior and on the underlying dynamic character of that component. It is now generally accepted that the primary social experience with the mother is one of the most potent of all influences on social behavior of the individual. One of the fundamental theories of mental hygiene is that much of the symptomatic behavior of the problem child can be traced to some distortion of the parent-child relationship. It is granted that a casual relationship between the parent' s attitude and the child's behavior does exist, the question of what accounts for that attitude and what results from that attitude becomes very important and presents itself as a fruitful field for research.
World History|Social psychology|Social work
Poggioli, Joseph, "A Descriptive Study of the Overt Clinical Manifestations of Material Over-Protection as Seen in Five Cases at Catholic Charities Guidance Institute" (1951). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30509582.