Personality Adjustment in Modern Jewish Life

By A. A. Roback

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), National Conference of Jewish Social Service, September 1935

Jewish distinctiveness is real, the author argues, and must be studied dispassionately and scientifically. Antisemites exaggerate Jewish tendencies and patterns, while others overcompensate by denying the possibility of their existence, the author explains, but it is possible to examine Jewish traits without indulging in either bias. He suggests that it is possible that Jews have lower rates of serious, debilitating mental psychoses, but higher rates of smaller and less disruptive neuroses.

Topic: Stereotypes, Race, Psychology/Psychiatry, Mental Health, Genetics, Diversity

Name of Publication: The Jewish Social Service Quarterly

Editor: Bluhm, Solomon

Volume/Issue: Vol.12/no.1

Page Number(s): 192-194

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Roback, A. A. Personality Adjustment in Modern Jewish Life. The Jewish Social Service Quarterly. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Social Service. September 1935: 192-194. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=12166


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