This discussion examines the logical conceptual bridge from the emotional processes in families to those in society. The link came from a study of families with delinquent children. From the study, ideas about emotional reactivity are applied to conceptualizations about transgressions against society. Factors that increase societal anxiety and changes in methods of dealing with problems are noted. Similar to family process, societal regression can be dealt with when leaders are calm and observe the overall system.
1981. 54 min