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pertaining to societies or other groups of people.
social anxiety disorder social phobia.
social breakdown syndrome deterioration of social and interpersonal skills, work habits, and behavior seen in chronically hospitalized psychiatric patients. Symptoms are due to the effects of long term hospitalization rather than the primary illness, and include excessive passivity, assumption of the chronic sick role, withdrawal, and apathy. Such effects are also seen in long term inmates of prisons or concentration camps. Called also institutionalism.
social worker a professional trained in the treatment of psychosocial problems of patients and their families. Family social workers practice social case work. Psychiatric social workers practice various forms of counseling and group or individual psychotherapy. Most social workers have a master's degree in social work (M.S.W.). There are also bachelor's (B.S.W.) and doctoral (D.S.W.) degrees in social work.


Maladaptation pattern seen in the mentally ill and others confined to group homes that renders it problematic for them to function outside such a setting.
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Rather than supersede Neustadt with new institutionalism, then, I offer an alternative theoretical perspective: embedding new institutionalist claims within the larger bargaining framework initially spelled out by Neustadt and subsequently tested through some four decades of empirical work.
It is not surprising that Bush did not adopt the liberal institutionalist agenda in the days that followed.
Chapter 4 goes into the various institutional concepts such as ownership, control, and management, which, essentially, are derived from nationalist institutionalist discussions.
As with any investment, there are barriers that have to be overcome and this is where the key difference between the welfarists and institutionalist models to financial intermediation can be found.
Zegart has written an ambitious book that argues for a "new institutionalist approach to the national security agencies to provide a model that can explain a specific agency's 'developmental trajectory.
Wahlbeck outlines the alternative rational choice version of new institutionalist analysis.
Instead, the chapters represent by now rather conventional forays into institutionalist political economy with its overarching concern with 'collective action problems'.
Bruce Kaufman's chapter at the beginning of the book outlines the logic of the "old" institutionalists as they defined key reasons as to why government regulation of the workplace was needed.
While Realist pessimism prevails in much of the region today, the crisis also presents opportunities for the Institutionalist cause, especially in view of the uncertainties about the balance of power and the demands for political change and institutional reform which it has generated.
I examine the effects of membership in an institutionalized multilateral alliance on the relations of small powers and offer three core arguments in the realist institutionalist vein.
For example, Marshall and other neoclassicals shared the institutionalist predeliction for certain forms of government intervention and were not averse to historical studies.
If, Wollheim claims, the institutionalist takes the first horn of the dilemma, his theory is not institutional, but if he takes the second horn it is not a theory of art.