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Psychology and the social order [electronic resource] : an introduction to the dynamic study of social fields / by J.F. Brown.

By: Brown, J. F. (Junius Flagg), 1902-1970.
Series: McGraw-Hill publications in psychology: Publisher: New York ; London : McGraw-Hill Book Co., Inc., 1936Edition: 1st ed.Description: xiv, 529 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Social psychology | Social sciences | Psychology, Social | Social SciencesAdditional physical formats: OriginalOnline resources: Fulltext available via EBSCOhost - Shibboleth login required Also issued in print.Summary: "In this book I have presented the material that I cover in the lectures on social psychology at the University of Kansas. It seemed to me that a course in social psychology should do two things for the general student. It should, first, attempt some clarification of the methodological issues involved even in speaking of a science of social psychology and it should indicate the relationships between social psychology and the other sciences, like sociology, anthropology, and political economy, which are also concerned with social behavior. Secondly, it should present, in all their implications, those positive findings of modern psychological research and theory which may be considered basic to social science and social philosophy. This second point seemed particularly important in these times of economic and political stress, when scarcely a month goes by without the appearance of some very pretentious social philosophy based as a rule on faulty psychological premises. It is along these lines that the lectures were planned and their comparative success has encouraged me to write this book. The general principles just mentioned have dictated what should be included and excluded in this work. This results, I believe, in a radically new departure"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).
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Bibliography: p. 503-517. "Bibliographical note" at end of each chapter except the last.

"In this book I have presented the material that I cover in the lectures on social psychology at the University of Kansas. It seemed to me that a course in social psychology should do two things for the general student. It should, first, attempt some clarification of the methodological issues involved even in speaking of a science of social psychology and it should indicate the relationships between social psychology and the other sciences, like sociology, anthropology, and political economy, which are also concerned with social behavior. Secondly, it should present, in all their implications, those positive findings of modern psychological research and theory which may be considered basic to social science and social philosophy. This second point seemed particularly important in these times of economic and political stress, when scarcely a month goes by without the appearance of some very pretentious social philosophy based as a rule on faulty psychological premises. It is along these lines that the lectures were planned and their comparative success has encouraged me to write this book. The general principles just mentioned have dictated what should be included and excluded in this work. This results, I believe, in a radically new departure"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved).

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Electronic reproduction. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access limited by licensing agreement. s2011 dcunns

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