The social-psychological theories of Erich Fromm: The concept of alienation
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This paper is a limited exposition of the works of Fromm, with a review of the major books, with attention to the major concepts-giving special attention to the concept of alienation. A number of authors who have written interpretive-empirical books whose contents are “Frommian," are presented, such as David Riesman, Louis Mumford, C. Wright Mills, et al. A portion of the data which supports Fromm's concepts is presented. A few of the authors who disagree with Fromm's social criticism are considered. A questionnaire has been developed for the purpose of measuring what Fromm has called "alienation." His usage of this term is considerably different from its usual definition.
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Introduction -- Theoretical considerations, concepts, and data -- Related authors: Concepts and data -- Opposed authors -- Development of an attitude questionnaire -- Summary
Thesis (M.A.)-- University of Wichita, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Psychology