People in Quandaries: The Semantics of Personal Adjustment
by Wendell Johnson
Based on the new printing (2018)!
One of the most popular college texts in general semantics, People in Quandaries deals with the "mechanics" of disappointments, frustrations, and other sources of unhappiness.
It carefully examines how linguistic misevaluations produce our feelings of inadequacy and failure; how our verbal habits can result in false "pictures" of ourselves and our environment; how our unreliable linguistic maps keep us in quandaries.
The book then demonstrates how to recognize and change unrealistic ideals and aspirations; how to improve our ability to cope with the circumstances of an increasingly unpredictable world.
An ideal gift to introduce friends to general semantics.
Also available in softcover.
532 pages. Note: 7.2MB filesize.