Adolf Meyer Revisited: Connections between Lifestyles, Resilience and Illness

  title={Adolf Meyer Revisited: Connections between Lifestyles, Resilience and Illness},
  author={Charles H. Christiansen},
  journal={Journal of Occupational Science},
  pages={63 - 76}
  • C. Christiansen
  • Published 1 July 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Occupational Science
Abstract Adolf Meyer, whose theory of psychobiology represented one of the most insightful and important approaches to understanding mental illness in the early 20th century, insisted that humans could be understood best through consideration of their activities as experienced on a daily basis and over the life course. During Meyer's era, changes were occurring at an unprecedented pace including increased cultural diversity, social upheavals and technological advances. These, in turn, were… 

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