Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences.
This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press.
Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1978 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

part I|59 pages


chapter 1|18 pages

Sociology and the Aetiology of Depression

chapter 2|25 pages


chapter 3|14 pages

Research Design

part II|109 pages

The Provoking Agents

chapter 4|19 pages

Measurement of Life-Events

chapter 5|18 pages


chapter 6|17 pages

Life-Events and Depression

chapter 7|13 pages

The Importance of Events

chapter 8|8 pages


chapter 9|12 pages

Events and Difficulties

part III|31 pages

Vulnerability Factors

chapter 11|19 pages


chapter 12|10 pages

Borderline and Chronic Conditions

part IV|28 pages

Symptom-Formation Factors

part V|63 pages

Interpretation and Conclusions

chapter 15|31 pages

Depression and Loss

chapter 16|6 pages

A Model of Depression

chapter 17|24 pages

Summary and Conclusions