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Collective neurosis

Psychological Perspectives


November 28, 2019

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Ken Silvestro, PhD. 677-7282 •

Neurosis is a common term often used in our daily lives. This is due to the pioneers of psychology: Freud, Jung and Adler, who introduced us to the psychology of neurosis. Though it's a commonly used word, its actual meaning is somewhat complex. So, let me provide a simple definition. Since adaptation to life is critical, anyone who doesn't adapt to life usually experiences a neurosis.

The behaviors and psychological expressions of a neurosis vary, so much so, that it is almost impossible to provide a simple example; nonetheless, let me try.

Consider a middle-aged man who doesn't have a c...

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