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Toward a general theory of action

Author: Talcott Parsons; Edward Shils
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, 1962, ©1951.
Series: Harper torchbooks, 1083.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harper Torchbook edView all editions and formats
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Toward a general theory of action.
New York : Harper & Row, 1962, ©1951
(OCoLC)755158519
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Talcott Parsons; Edward Shils
OCLC Number: 8250900
Notes: Subtitle on cover: Theoretical foundations for the social sciences.
Originally published: Cambridge : Harvard University Press, 1951.
Credits: Contributors: Edward C. Tolman et al.
Description: xi, 506 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: Some fundamental categories of the theory of action : a general statement / Talcott Parsons, Edward A Shils, Gordon W. Allport, Clyde Kluckhohn, Henry A. Murray, Robert R. Sears, Richard C. Sheldon, Samuel A. Stouffer, Edward C. Tolman --
Some observations on theory in the social sciences / Richard C. Sheldon --
PART 2 Values, Motives, and Systems of Action --
Categories of the orientation and organization of action / [Talcott Parsons, Edward A. Shils, with the assistance of James Olds] --
Personality as a system of action / [Talcott Parsons, Edward A. Shils, with the assistance of James Olds] --
Systems of value-orientation / [Talcott Parsons, Edward A. Shils, with the assistance of James Olds] --
The social system / [Talcott Parsons, Edward A. Shils, with the assistance of James Olds] --
A psychological model / Edward C. Tolman --
Prejudice : a problem in psychological and social causation / Gordon W. Allport --
Values and value-orientations in the theory of action / Clyde Kluckhorn --
Toward a classification of interaction / Henry A. Murray --
Social behavior and personality development / Robert R. Sears --
An empirical study of technical problems in analysis of role obligation / Samuel A. Stouffer.
Series Title: Harper torchbooks, 1083.
Responsibility: Talcott Parsons, Edward A. Shils, editors ; Edward C. Tolman [and others].

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