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Lasswell, H.D. (1966). The Socio-Cultural Aspect: Future-Oriented Man. Am. J. Psychoanal., 26(2):157-166.

(1966). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 26(2):157-166

The Socio-Cultural Aspect: Future-Oriented Man

Harold D. Lasswell, Ph.D.

Modern civilization is so fabulously rich and variable that one is bound to do scant justice to its diverse manifestations when a single theme is singled out for heavy emphasis. Nevertheless, I have decided to choose one principal feature of contemporary culture rather than to outline an inclusive picture of the changing scene. I focus on future-oriented man.

In recent years perception of the importance of this aspect of our historical epoch has been growing in intellectual circles. Participating in this process of

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