Overcoming Childhood Misfortune: Children who Beat the Odds

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Praeger, 1994 - Psychology - 145 pages
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Traditionally, psychology has concentrated on factors that contribute to individuals becoming unhealthy and has paid very little attention to those individuals who become healthy when all indications would predict the opposite. Many children overcome adverse conditions and become successful adults. Their stories often go untold, taking backseat to stories and investigations of failed lives and broken dreams. This book retrospectively explores the lives of several individuals who were able to overcome hardships and excel professionally. The authors believe that, through the lives of these individuals, the reader can learn how to help others overcome adverse life circumstances.

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WARREN A. RHODES is Professor of Psychology at Delaware State College.

KIM HOEY is a freelance writer.

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