WorldCat Identities

McDougall, William 1871-1938

Works: 285 works in 1,895 publications in 9 languages and 18,735 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  History  Outlines and syllabi 
Roles: Author, Editor, Dedicator, Other
Classifications: HM251, 150
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William McDougall
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by William McDougall
An introduction to social psychology by William McDougall( Book )

274 editions published between 1906 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book serves as an introductory text which covers various aspects of social psychology. The book pays particular attention to the following topics: (1) the mental characters of man of primary importance for his life in society, and (2) the operation of the primary tendencies of the human mind in the life of societies." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Body and mind; a history and a defense of animism by William McDougall( Book )

65 editions published between 1911 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In writing this volume my primary aim has been to provide for students of psychology and philosophy, within a moderate compass, a critical survey of modern opinion and discussion upon the psycho-physical problem, the problem of the relation between body and mind. Among the great questions debated by philosophers in every age the psychophysical problem occupies a special position, in that it is one in which no thoughtful person can fail to be interested; for any answer to this question must have some bearing upon the fundamental doctrines of religion and upon our estimate of man's position and destiny in the world. The greater part of this book is, then, occupied with a survey of modern discussions and modern theories of the psycho-physical relation; but without some knowledge of the course of development of speculation upon this topic it is impossible to understand the present state of opinion. I have written, therefore, in the earlier chapters a very brief history of the thought of preceding ages. The sub-title describes this book as a defense, as well as a history, of Animism. I hasten to offer some explanation of this description, lest the mere title of the book should repel a considerable number of possible readers. It is perhaps hardly necessary to say that the Animism I defend is not of this primitive type. But this is only one variety of Animism, one which seems to have been reached by extending the essential animistic notion far beyond its original and proper sphere of application. The modern currency and usage of the word derives chiefly from Professor Tylor's "Primitive Culture," and I use it with the general connotation given it in that celebrated treatise"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology, the study of behaviour by William McDougall( Book )

129 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is psychology? With what is it concerned? What are the questions it seeks to answer? How is it setting about its task? What are its methods? What progress has it made? Is it a science in an advanced stage of development? Or is it one merely beginning to find its feet, to take definite shape, and to map out clearly its programme of work? Above all, what may we hope from it in the way of addition to our power of understanding human nature and of contributing to the welfare of mankind? These are the questions which I shall attempt to answer in this book as simply as the difficulties of the subject will permit; hoping that some at least of my readers will be led to feel the fascination of the study and stimulated to pursue it further in one or more of its several branches. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The group mind, a sketch of the principles of collective psychology, with some attempt to apply them to the interpretation of national life and character by William McDougall( Book )

71 editions published between 1920 and 2017 in English and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Participation in group life degrades the individual, assimilating his mental processes to those of the crowd, whose brutality, inconstancy, and unreasoning impulsiveness have been the theme of many writers; yet only by participation in group life does man become fully man, only so does he rise above the level of the savage. The resolution of this paradox is the essential theme of this book. It examines and fully recognises the mental and moral defects of the crowd and its degrading effects upon all those who are caught up in it and carried away by the contagion of its reckless spirit. It then goes on to show how organisation of the group may, and generally does in large measure, counteract these degrading tendencies; and how the better kinds of organisation render group life the great ennobling influence by aid of which alone man rises a little above the animals and may even aspire to fellowship with the angels." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Outline of psychology by William McDougall( Book )

76 editions published between 1923 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern materialism and emergent evolution by William McDougall( Book )

48 editions published between 1924 and 2017 in English and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The question of the reality of teleogical action has been remarkably neglected ... the denial of the reality of teleological causation is, then, the characteristic feature of contemporary science ... the ... grounds for denying teleological causation are very flimsy ..." -- Preface
Outline of abnormal psychology by William McDougall( Book )

57 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The journal of parapsychology by J. B Rhine( )

in English and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ProQuest electronic version of: The Journal of parapsychology. Supports browsing, searching, and printing of documents
The energies of men; a study of the fundamentals of dynamic psychology by William McDougall( Book )

54 editions published between 1932 and 2016 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1932, the original blurb states: "This is a simplified condensation of the author' s two volumes, An Outline of Psychology and An Outline of Abnormal Psychology, which together give a comprehensive survey of the principles and findings of modern psychology. This is designed as an introduction to the scientific study of man and society for those who have not time or inclination to pursue the more recondite problems of mind. It is suitable for college use in the introductory course. It concentrates on the dynamics of the
Religion and the sciences of life; with other essays on allied topics by William McDougall( Book )

27 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in English and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume collects a few of the many essays and addresses I have scattered in various journals and magazines during the last forty years, together with three that have not previously appeared in their present form. In selecting these essays I have been guided partly by the desire to present matter likely to be of interest to the general reader; but also I have aimed at a certain unity of topic and argument, a unity indicated by the title of the volume. Man, I contend, is more than a machine, and more than a mirror that reflects the world about him. He is an active being with power to direct his strivings towards ideal goals; and there is ground for belief that those goals are neither wholly illusory nor wholly unattainable. Critics will say that the tone of this volume is pessimistic. But that will be unjust. I am constitutionally optimistic; and if these essays strike a somber note, that is the consequence of my lifelong studies of man, his powers, his efforts, his successes, his failures, his follies, his crimes, and his dreams of nobility. Man is a feeble and fallible creature; and he is in a most difficult and dangerous situation. The discerning reader will see that the more popularly written essay, "Was Darwin Wrong?" is intimately related to the larger questions discussed in the opening essays of the volume. For the two essays on psychical research I offer no apology. They sufficiently express my attitude to that field. As for the essays on eugenic topics, they will inevitably antagonize a considerable proportion of those who dip into this volume. I am encouraged almost to hope that at some remote date my Eugenia scheme may be realized by some enlightened multi-millionaire." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Is America safe for democracy? Six lectures given at the Lowell Institute of Boston, under the title "Anthropology and history, or The influence of anthropologic constitution on the destinies of nations," by William McDougall( Book )

20 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"I have therefore brought together in these few lectures the findings of mental anthropology, which are now beginning to be garnered on a large scale; and I have tried to indicate, in as impartial and scientific a manner as is possible in this still obscure field, their bearing upon the great problems of national welfare and national decay. The body of the book is the substance of six lectures given at the Lowell Institute of Boston in the spring of this year. I have added in foot-notes some evidential matter which may be neglected by the cursory reader. And in appendices I have put forward certain proposals which, if they could be put into practice, would, I think, go far to remedy the present disastrous state of affairs. I would especially draw the attention of readers interested in political, economic, or social science to the evidence cited in this volume which indicates very strongly, if it does not finally prove, that the social stratification which exists in modern industrial communities is positively correlated with a corresponding stratification of innate moral and intellectual quality, or, in less technical language, that the upper social strata, as compared with the lower, contain a larger proportion of persons of superior natural endowments"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved)
Progress in parapsychology( Book )

6 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Character and the conduct of life; practical psychology for everyman by William McDougall( Book )

44 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title provides a fascinating glimpse into psychology and morals from the early twentieth century, including chapters for young people, parents and children, husbands, and wives! The book is an essay in practical morals and is not at all concerned with ethical theories
The pagan tribes of Borneo : a description of their physical, moral and intellectual condition, with some discussion of their ethnic relations by Charles Hose( )

22 editions published between 1912 and 2003 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physiological psychology by William McDougall( Book )

41 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is now generally recognized that all students of the mind should have some knowledge of the structure and functions of the nervous system. Unfortunately it is not usual, and in many cases it is not possible, for students of psychology to make that thorough study of the nervous system which is desirable, and even those of them who are fortunate in this respect find some difficulty in bringing their physiological and anatomical knowledge into relation with that which they acquire by the study of works on psychology. The writer of this little book has therefore sketched in broad outlines the structure and principles of action of the nervous system and, assuming on the part of his readers some acquaintance with the general principles of psychology, has endeavoured to show how each of these two bodies of doctrine, the physiological and the psychological, supplements the other, deepening our insight into the processes that result in the actions of men and animals, and how the conjunction of the two kinds of research brings before us a number of problems of the deepest interest that remain hidden so long as we confine our attention to one or other of these sciences"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Ethics and some modern world problems by William McDougall( Book )

23 editions published between 1924 and 1925 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The frontiers of psychology by William McDougall( Book )

25 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The title of this volume might be understood in either or both of two senses. It might be taken to point to that mass of disputable and much disputed phenomena which are commonly ignored by the academic psychologist or, at the best, relegated by him to a special field of 'psychical research'. I use the word 'frontier' more literally, namely, to point to the relatively unexplored regions that lie between the recognised provinces of the established sciences. For in those regions (always the most fascinating to the curious mind) lie many problems which may be solved only by co-operation of two or more sciences. More than any other science, psychology is, or must inevitably become, involved in such co-operative efforts. In this little book it has been possible to treat only a small part of the vast regions indicated by its title. I have selected for discussion a few leading examples of typical frontier problems. It seemed necessary to preface these discussions with some remarks on the relations of the sciences to one another and to philosophy, and with some reflections on scientific method, truth, causation and the pragmatic principle. These are difficult topics to handle in a few pages. My hope of having made myself intelligible to the lay reader lies in the fact that my views on all these much-debated matters are simple, clear-cut, consistent, mature and emphatic"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The pagan tribes of Borneo by Charles Hose( Book )

24 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Janus: the conquest of war; a psychological inquiry by William McDougall( Book )

21 editions published between 1924 and 2010 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psycho-analysis and social psychology by William McDougall( Book )

31 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ch. 1. An estimate of progress and prospects -- ch. 2. Various psycho-analytic excursions into the field of social psychology -- ch. 3. Freud's excursions into social psychology and the consequent progress of the psychoanalytic theory of human nature
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.49 (from 0.12 for An evaluat ... to 0.99 for Papers, 19 ...)

An introduction to social psychology
Body and mind; a history and a defense of animismThe group mind, a sketch of the principles of collective psychology, with some attempt to apply them to the interpretation of national life and characterThe pagan tribes of Borneo : a description of their physical, moral and intellectual condition, with some discussion of their ethnic relations
Alternative Names
Dougall, William Mc

Mac Dougall, William

Mac Dougall William 1871-1938

MacDougall, William

MacDougall William 1871-1938

Makḍugal, Vilyam 1871-1938

Mc Dougall, William.

Mc Dougall William 1871-1938

McDougall, W.

McDougall, W. 1871-1938

McDougall, William

McDougall, William, 1871-

McDougall, Wm 1871-1938

Meḳdugel, Ṿilyam

Meḳdugel, Ṿilyam 1871-1938

Wiliam MekDugal

William McDougall bresk sálfræðingur

William McDougall brit pszichológus

William McDougall brita psikologo

William McDougall britanski psiholog

William McDougall britesche psycholog

William McDougall briti psühholoog

William McDougall british psikologoa

William McDougall british psykolog

William McDougall britisk psykolog

William McDougall Brits psycholoog (1871-1938)

William McDougall britske psycholooch

William McDougall britský psychológ

William McDougall brittiläinen psykologi

William McDougall britų psichologas

William McDougall britu psihologs

William McDougall englisch-amerikanischer Psychologe

William McDougall eòlaiche-inntinn bhreatainn

William McDougall İngiliz psikologu

William McDougall mwanasaikolojia wa uingereza

William McDougall psicòleg britànic

William McDougall psicólogo britânico

William McDougall psicologo britannico

William McDougall psicologo inglese

William McDougall psicologu britannicu

William McDougall psiholog britanic

William McDougall psikolog britania

William McDougall psikolog britanik

William McDougall psikolog inggris

William McDougall psikologi british

William McDougall psycholog brytyjski

William McDougall psychologue britannique

William McDougall psykolog britisk

William McDougall sielkundige britse

Вилијам Макдугал

Вилијам Макдугал Британски психолог

Вільям Мак-Дугалл

Вільям Мак-Дугалл Британський психолог

Мак-Дауголл, У., 1871-1938

Мак-Дугалл, Уильям

Мак-Дугалл, Уильям Британский психолог

Макъ-Дауголлъ, У., 1871-1938

Уилям Макдугъл

Уилям Макдугъл Британски психолог

מעקדוגעל, וויליאם

מעקדוגעל, וויליאם 1871־1938

מעקדוגעל, וויליאם פסיכולוג בריטי

מקדוגל, ויליאם

מקדוגל, וילים

ویلیام مک دقال

ویلیام مک دگال

ウィリアム・マクドゥーガル イギリスの心理学者


マクドーガル, ウイリアム

マクドーガル, ウイリヤム


威廉·麦独孤 英国心理学家

English (1,069)

German (13)

Urdu (4)

Chinese (3)

Afrikaans (2)

French (1)

Japanese (1)

Italian (1)

Czech (1)