Download PDF by William McDougall: An Introduction to Social Psychology

By William McDougall

A pioneering paintings in psychology, this vastly influential ebook served as a catalyst within the examine of the principles of social habit. sarcastically, its technique marked one of these dramatic departure from modern traits that it influenced little follow-up learn on the time of its 1908 e-book. in recent times, besides the fact that, the author's principles were resurrected in sociobiological reasoning, making the republication of this systematic treatise relatively well timed. McDougall's paintings grounds social habit in biology, targeting the person and attributing such a lot social habit to intuition. This reasoning makes his paintings one of many first in sleek psychology to take human motivation as its principal situation. As one of many preliminary texts of social psychology, it assisted in laying the rules of a brand new self-discipline, keeping apart the sector from its forerunners, sociology and basic psychology. McDougall's emphasis at the instinctive foundation of social phenomena additionally helped advertise the individualistic procedure ordinary of recent social psychology. renowned, long-lived, and ever-relevant, this landmark paintings is assured a large viewers between academics and scholars of psychology.

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