Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
:
Login
Tip: To print an article…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

To print an article, click on the small Printer Icon located at the top right corner of the page, or by pressing Ctrl + P. Remember, PEP-Web content is copyright.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Zimmerman, J. (1961). Adolescence and Discipline—A Mental Hygiene Primer. Rudolph M. Wittenberg. 318 pp. Association Press, 1959, New York. $4.95.. Am. J. Psychoanal., 21(1):102-104.

(1961). American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 21(1):102-104

Adolescence and Discipline—A Mental Hygiene Primer. Rudolph M. Wittenberg. 318 pp. Association Press, 1959, New York. $4.95.

Review by:
Joseph Zimmerman, M.D.

In his introductory remarks, Dr. Wittenberg gives the reader the essence of the subject matter under study in this simply written, compact book: “The ability to love and truly enjoy life depends in the end on the ways in which one has been enabled to develop self-discipline from within.” He finds that the complex growth period of the adolescent, where discipline problems manifest themselves, is the best laboratory for studying such vexing issues.

He feels that the concept of discipline, through common usage, has come to be associated with force, punishment, and authoritarianism. The term's original root-meaning, derived from disceo (“disciple”) or discere (“to learn”), has been overshadowed by an interpretion suggesting a painful process associated with something hateful or spiteful. Dr. Wittenberg injects the thought that in our search for an inner discipline we are dealing with a continuous process from birth to death.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.