By Kent A. Ono
A spouse to Asian American stories is made out of 20 formerly released essays that experience performed a big ancient function within the conceptualization of Asian American reviews as a box.
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He was hard-working, obedient and never gave his teachers any trouble. However, his parents seemed to take John’s school successes for granted. In fact, they would always make statements such as ‘‘you can do better still’’. John first came to the counseling center during the latter part of his junior year because of severe headaches and a vague assortment of bodily complaints. A medical check-up failed to reveal any organic malfunctioning, which lead the psychologist to suspect a psychophysiological reaction.
The second issue concerned the relationship of therapy to the status quo. Since therapy has traditionally been concerned with the adjustment of individuals to society, Gale questioned the validity of this concept. ‘‘Do you adjust people to a sick 27 Stanley Sue and Derald W. ’’ Only after dealing with these issues, was it possible for Gale and the therapist to focus on his feelings regarding the death of his father. A final word should be said before we move on with our discussion. It has been our feeling that the Marginal Man comes in for therapy at a much higher rate than either the Traditionalist or the Asian-American.
However, the suicide rate in San Francisco has historically been the highest in the nation. Chinatown has an even higher rate than the city. Since suicide indicates severe personal disorganization, Tom believes mental illness to be quite high among the Chinese. In a comprehensive investigation performed by Sue and Kirk17 at the University of California, Berkeley, the entire entering Freshman class was surveyed and given various tests. Approximately 90% of the students completed at least one of the tests which included the Omnibus Personality Inventory, the Strong Vocational Interest Blank, and the School and College Ability Test.
A Companion to Asian American Studies by Kent A. Ono