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Dunlap, Knight 1875-1949

Works: 119 works in 390 publications in 2 languages and 6,370 library holdings
Genres: Bibliography  Periodicals  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BF335, 150
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Most widely held works by Knight Dunlap
Religion, its functions in human life : a study of religion from the point of view of psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

32 editions published between 1946 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is the purpose of this book to present religion as a normal product of man's conscious processes: his desires, his fears, and especially his planning for future contingencies. In order to understand the role a religion may or may not play in the civilization of the future, it is necessary to understand the roles that the religions of the past, from which religions of the present day have developed, have played in the cultures of which they were integral parts. Only through the study of these roles is it possible to discover what religion really is. This historical or genetic method is only one part of the full comparative method that is essential for a complete study of religion. The other part of the comparative method is the comparison of religions that exist contemporaneously and which have little, if any, genetic relation to one another. The religions of civilized peoples can be understood by tracing them back to their foundations in religions of ancient cultures from which our civilization developed. This genetic method at least gives a primary understanding of the nature and functions of religion, which suffices for the purpose of this volume; the religions of civilized peoples having borrowed little from either the religions of present-day savages or those of semicivilized peoples, the full comparative method is not essential for our purposes. That the psychological problems of religion are primarily problems for group psychology and that the problems of personal religion are secondary in importance should be evident from the principle that is now generally accepted by scholars in the field of the history of religion. This principle, which is explained and illustrated in the text, is that faith develops from ritual, rather than ritual from faith"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Habits, their making and unmaking by Knight Dunlap( Book )

25 editions published between 1932 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mysticism, Freudianism and scientific psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

21 editions published between 1920 and 2015 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The past decade has witnessed a remarkable revival of popular interest in philosophical mysticism and in spiritualism. Along with this revival has gone a spread of the so-called "newer psychology" of Freud and his satellites, which, beginning in the medical field, now claims the whole arena of human activities. The spiritualistic developments have been, by various authors, attributed to the war; and perhaps the war, with its profound mental and spiritual upheavals, may have contributed to them. The simultaneous developments in the hoary cult of philosophical mysticism, and the newer cult of Freudianism nevertheless indicate that the movements have derived their impetus only in small part from the events of the last few years, but are the expressions of forces which have been much longer in their releasing, and depend on deeply implanted principles of human nature. To show that it is no mere curious accident which leads booksellers to shelve together books on these three topics, is in part the purpose of the present volume. The fact that patrons who look over the stock on one of these subjects are apt to be interested in the others, has its foundation in the real unity of the three, which runs through their diversities. And all three involve an assault on the very life of the biological sciences; an assault which scientific psychology alone is capable of warding off. In implicit recognition of this fact, each makes its immediate attack on the methods and results of scientific psychology. Hence it is the duty of the psychologist to enlighten the public concerning the real nature of this siren trinity. I had projected the inclusion in this volume of a study of spiritualism, along with that of mysticism and psychoanalysis. But the adequate treatment of spiritualism really requires a volume to itself, and is not essential to the discussion of Freudianism, although it illuminates the latter. Moreover, spiritualism makes its maximal appeal to a part of the public which differs from that to which psychoanalysis is most attractive; its antagonism to science is more open and undisguised. Psychoanalysis, which attempts to creep in wearing the uniform of science, and to strangle it from the inside, is the more immediate danger, and spiritualism may be allowed to wait"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychologies of 1925; Powell lectures in psychological theory by Madison Bentley( Book )

16 editions published between 1926 and 1928 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Having, during certain stages in my own student days, experienced something of the futility resulting from unadmitted fundamental differences in theoretical presuppositions, I have grown more and more convinced that experimental methods are largely instances of the more or less systematic theories of the experimenter. Practically any publication from the Cornell Psychological Laboratory carries a majority of the earmarks of Structuralism. One would look in vain for those ear-marks in any scientific article from Watson, Hunter, or Lashley, --for the ear-marks of Behaviorism attract attention there. Any scientific publication from Berlin these days establishes once more the Gestalt Theorie. The pedagogical danger here is caused by the tendency of each of these theoretical groups to think of its rivals in terms of caricature, and so to describe them to the public and to young students. The result is that theoretical tradition becomes established in certain educational communities, and students are born structuralists or behaviorists just as one may be born a democrat or a presbyterian. We have here a genuine cross-section of contemporary theoretical psychology. Here are the norms with which future psychologies can be compared. Here are the principles which are up-to-date through the year 1925"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
An outline of psychobiology by Knight Dunlap( )

30 editions published between 1914 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This outline is intended to aid those students of psychology who have had no courses in biology covering the morphological and physiological data which are directly contributory to psychology. It is designed to convey the elementary information which is absolutely necessary, and to stimulate the student to further reading. Since the time which a psychologist can give to the study of biology is narrowly limited, it is essential that strong emphasis should be placed on such details as are of the greatest psychological significance, although this results in a treatment which, from the physiological point of view, is extremely unbalanced. The second edition contains more explanatory matter, a glossary, and pronunciation information"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Civilized life : the principles and applications of social psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

28 editions published between 1934 and 1935 in English and Undetermined and held by 430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the present volume, I have retained the greater part of the Social Psychology which I wrote in 1925, with appropriate corrections, elisions and additions. The changes which I have made in the several chapters retained have been, for the most part, in the interest of clarification and completeness. I have attempted to reformulate certain of the minor points in such a way as to make the whole presentation more systematically consistent, and in certain cases have further developed points which were inadequately treated in for former book. The introductory chapter has been completely rewritten and, I hope, improved. The chapters on Desire; on Race and Civilization, and on the Child; are new, and are intended to fill gaps which were noted by many readers of Social Psychology, but which required the further elaboration of materials with which I was not fully satisfied in 1925. The present volume contains as full a range of materials as I feel justified in including in a general treatise. Further elaboration of the topics of the family, religion, and politics is needed; but this I propose to do through separate treatises on each of these. Materials for the first two are available, although the organization and presentation of these materials in such a way as to make them available for the public will require no small amount of labor. Political psychology, on the other hand, is as yet in an inchoate condition. With the plan and scope of the present volume, I am fairly well satisfied, although I by no means consider it as final. I believe, in fact, that social psychology will continue to develop along the lines I have followed, and in such a way that in a decade more there will be no point to a further revision of my presentation"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Social psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

20 editions published between 1925 and 1927 in English and Undetermined and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The treatment of social psychology in this book departs from tradition in that it is not an attempt to develop the subject on the basis of a single explanatory principle (such as instinct, imitation, or the "crowd mind"), but bases it on the total results of general psychology. This, in the author's opinion, is the most important feature of the volume, and the source of such value as it may have. On the other hand, the treatment is conservative in that it makes no use of "unconscious mental processes," "the unconscious mind," or other popular substitutes for scientific principles. Psychology is fully competent to explain all mental processes, social as well as individual, without recourse to mysticism or pseudopsychology. The treatment is not intended to be comprehensive, nor absolutely systematic. Certain topics, for example, racial psychology, are omitted because, in the opinion of the author, the present state of our information on these topics is such that their treatment in an elementary and general text would be useless. Topics have been selected which are central in their interest, vital in their relation to the general subject, and definite enough to constitute together a starting point from which further progress may be made. Concrete facts of organization are, in the main, put first, and generalizations of principles last, although the principles are to some extent developed in the treatment of data, and the later generalizations are limited in scope. The topics discussed in this book of social psychology include: sex differences; marriage and family; religious organization; civic and martial organization; the condition of social progress; and the principles of social organization and propaganda"--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
The elements of scientific psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

20 editions published between 1922 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The subject matter of scientific psychology is the world of real objects and real activities. Its methods are those of all science. Scientific psychology is no new invention, but is a legitimate development from the older psychology which it cannot avoid supplanting, and as such it embodies the achievements of the psychologists from Aristotle to the present generation. With "new psychologies" and with revolts against the essential facts of psychology, scientific psychology has no affiliation, although it represents real progress, and although its postulates in regard to consciousness differ essentially from those of the past. The psychology of today is a science of the conscious responses of the organism. This book, being designed for the specific purpose of introducing the student to the elements of psychology, and giving him a firm ground on which to build, deals with the general problems of psychology only. While written primarily for college students, the book is also designed to be of assistance to men in various professions who wish to become conversant with the foundations of modern psychology"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
A system of psychology by Knight Dunlap( )

13 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book presents as consistent and systematic a sketch as possible of the general field of normal human psychology, elaborating the details only when they are essential to the general survey. The book tries to show that the data of psychology cannot at present be definitely described except in terms of theories which are more or less "philosophical," and that the attempt to divorce the data from the theories would result in the uncritical acceptance of fragments of theories. This book is not designed to be made the sole basis of a course in elementary psychology and cannot be used as a text from which both students and teacher may draw their information. As a main or supplementary text for semiadvanced students, it should find its greatest usefulness"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The elements of psychology by Knight Dunlap( )

14 editions published between 1892 and 1936 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The present volume is the result of labor commenced five years ago with the intention of revising my Elements of Scientific Psychology, published in 1922. The result, however, is a book which is in many respects new, although the former text has been freely drawn upon. It seems appropriate therefore to adopt a new name. The omission of the word scientific from the name is significant only of the recognition that it is impossible to distinguish by title between the psychology which proceeds on assumptions and by methods common to it and the physical sciences, and the various popular psychologies and the schools of psychology which revamp ancient beliefs. The older book embodied some revolutionary features, which have, since its publication, become conventional. The rejection of instincts as explanatory principles began shortly after the presentation of my paper, "Are There Any Instincts?" before the American Psychological Association in 1920. The adoption of responses or reactions as the physiological basis of conscious processes was, in the older Elements, a radical step; although the origin and the development of the hypothesis are a subject of dispute. The response hypothesis has now become orthodox, although not always consistently represented. Certain viewpoints of secondary importance which were embodied in the older book have become generally accepted since. Certain others have been ignored, but not invalidated. The new Elements utilizes and, I hope, strengthens the advanced positions established by the first, and includes new advances which, although radical at present, can already be foreseen as becoming conventional in a few years. The incorporation of the treatment of emotion which I suggested in 1933, and the analysis of desires which I have been elaborating during the last twenty years, greatly strengthen the treatment of feeling and affects, and make the whole topic more intelligible. The fundamental revision of the principles of learning, the culmination of work begun in 1928, is perhaps the most significant advance of the new Elements beyond the older book. I have tried to make the presentation as sound as possible on major points, and have sought to expose the points on which our knowledge is defective, or current notions are unfounded, or our procedure is still necessarily by hypothesis"--Create. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Personal adjustment by Knight Dunlap( Book )

10 editions published between 1945 and 1946 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personal beauty and racial betterment by Knight Dunlap( )

9 editions published between 1920 and 2012 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book considers the concept of beauty as something which, whatever its importance for the individual, is for the race and for civilization of such profound importance that no other fundamental consideration of human welfare and progress can be divorced from it. I shall not touch upon the theme with the golden fingers of the artist, but with the unemotional digits of the psychologist. As a psychologist, I have the psychologist's prejudice, that ideals, intellectual analysis, and education are the fundamental forces of progress, and that laws, conventions, and customs serve to consolidate and make secure the gains achieved through these forces"--Book. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
The Psychological index( )

in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dramatic personality of Jesus by Knight Dunlap( Book )

7 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old and new viewpoints in psychology by Knight Dunlap( Book )

5 editions published in 1925 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the conference on midwestern archaeology, held in St. Louis, Missouri, May 18, 1929; including a report of an open meeting of the committee, held May 17, 1929 by National Research Council (U.S.)( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research in methods of adjustment by Knight Dunlap( Book )

4 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eye-movement during visual imagery by Edith Totten( Book )

1 edition published in 1935 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A theory of the syllogism by Knight Dunlap( Book )

5 editions published between 1904 and 1969 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The role of eye-muscles and mouth-muscles in the expression of the emotions by Knight Dunlap( Book )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Habits, their making and unmaking
Mysticism, Freudianism and scientific psychology
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Dunlap, Knight, 1875-

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