WHY MAN TAKES CHANCES. STUDIES IN STRESS-SEEKING
BUREAU OF SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH INC WASHINGTON DC
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This volume contains the contributions to a conference under the contract research project entitled Self-control under Conditions of Stress. The studies at this conference concerned the aspects of stress which men seek as desirable, challenging, exciting, and stimulating. Such questions as the following are considered What types of men and what societies are apt to seek stress. And under water conditions do they do so. What has society done to promote and control stress-seeking. When is stress-seeking aggressive and when is it creative. These are some of the questions dealt with by the contributors who are psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and literary professionals.