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By John E. Anderson Jr. Ph.D., Howard J. Curtis Ph.D., William E. Henry Ph.D., Lissy F. Jarvik Ph.D., M.D., Robert Kastenbaum Ph.D., Walter G. Klopfer Ph.D., George A. Sacher Ph.D., Harry Sobel Ph.D., Roy L. Walford M.D. (auth.), Robert Kastenbaum Ph.D. (eds

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To add flavor and provide further insight as to that which provided the power or drive for the system, postulations concerning perceptual reorganization arising from anisotropic field forces were added to the former centralist position, while abientadient constructs, arising from a misunderstood hedonistic dictum, unleashed by the presence of appropriate seriatim stimuli, were added to the latter peripheral position. By inserting the proper refinements-sometimes in the wrong places -innate releasing mechanisms have become confused with homeostatic balance, and secondary reinforcement with drive stimuli.

Growing old. New York: Basic Books, 1961. Havighurst, R . , Neugarten, B. , & Tobin, S. S. Disengagement and patterns of aging. Read at International Gerontological Research Seminar, Sweden, August, 1963. , & Peterson, P. Aging and Personality. New York: John Wiley, 1962, pp. 119-120. , & Wirths, C. Styles of life and successful aging, II. Read at International Gerontological Research Seminar, Sweden, August, 1963 (a). , & Wirths, C. Some reflections on disengagement. Read at the International Congress of Gerontology, Copenhagen, August, 1963 (b).

26 PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES It is of course inappropriate to imply without fuller material, that this man is in any particular stage of disengagement, Reichard and her co-authors addressed themselves only peripherally to issues of disengagement, and there is little question that their Mature group is a meaningful one in its own terms. The chinchilla breeder, however, in this quotation, strongly suggests that his ego energy has been displaced from active instrumentality and that the still active work involved in chinchilla raising serves him quite differently.

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