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Wayward Youth Paperback – January 1, 1965


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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Penguin Books (January 1, 1965)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670001694
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670001699
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,634,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MM on April 6, 2000
Format: Paperback
Aichhorn provides many examples of juvenile delinquency in the early 1900s. Looking in society in the 20th century makes you chuckles at the misdemeanors the youth of 1900s were held accountable for in their young lives. Aichhorn presents his ability to treat his institutionalized patients as simply applicable psychoanalysis. Although he stresses that it takes an educated psychologist to deal with the "delinquent" issues of the youth, I found his techniques merely to be reverse psychology. For instance, a juvenile choses to behave one way for revenge or ignorance, Aichhorn allows this behavior to continue in his presence without confrontation or modification until the juvenile tires of the behavior or comes to realize the behavior is not effective in its true desired outcome. Aichhorn's constant repetition of "we will discuss this late" was extremely annoying. He may have well just gotten to the point because the subsequent explanation was not worthy of the wait. For any student that may be required to read this book for a class, convince your instructor that there must be something more revelant to today's issues. If you must read it, make sure your chuckle (or cry) at the minor infractions juveniles of the early 1900s were institutationalized for. Society changes quickly.
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