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Increasingly, much of the stress people in the United States experience is due to societal disorder and social pressures (Jenkins, 1982). Racial strife, violence, unemployment, hunger, and housing shortages among other problems, are examples of societal disorder" and are symptoms of the "sickness" of our society that contribute to the chronic anger that many people experience on a daily basis. The concept of social emotional process describes how a prolonged increase in social anxiety can result in a gradual lowering of the functional level of families (Nichols & Schwartz, 1995). Nichols & Schwartz (1995) cite the example of the high crime rate that results in communities with great social pressure and acknowledge that sexism and ethnic prejudice are examples of social pressures."

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Master of Arts


Department of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

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Thad Rozecki


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