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Published by McGraw-Hill in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social change.,
  • Social groups.,
  • Socialization.,
  • Psychology.,
  • Psychology, Social.,
  • Social change.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 159-167.

Statement[by] Stuart A. Pizer [and] Jeffrey R. Travers.
SeriesPsychology and the problems of society
ContributionsTravers, Jeffrey R., joint author.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM101 .P55
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 180 p.
Number of Pages180
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5049160M
ISBN 100070502242
LC Control Number74010063

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