By the late Henry A. Murray, Dan McAdams
Explorations in Personality, released by means of Oxford college Press in 1938, set forth a provocative and finished schedule for the medical examine of human character. mixing no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic wish to comprehend the entire individual, the e-book is as correct to scholars of character psychology this day because it was once to its many readers 70 years in the past. Assisted via such eminent colleagues as Erik Erikson and Robert White, Henry Murray set forth a whole thought of human character, illustrated a bevy of inventive tools for character overview, and awarded the result of a landmark research of 50 Harvard males. Explorations in Personality is among the nice classics in twentieth century psychology. This reissue, more desirable through Dan McAdams' foreword, which gives a modern overview of Murray's success, can be of nice curiosity to scholars and researchers in character psychology and to many different behavioral scientists, students, and basic readers who desire to comprehend the psychology of the total individual.
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G. (1973). The power motive. NewYork:The Free Press. Preface THIS is a book of many authors. But in writing it our purpose was to make an integrated whole, not a mere collection of articles on special topics. The planned procedure for achieving unity was this: to have all experimenters study the same series of individuals with the same concepts actively in mind, and then in assembly—a meeting being devoted to each case—to report their findings and collaborate in accomplishing a common purpose: the formulation of the personality of every subject.
All too little, my opponents will say; almost too much my feeling tells me. '* It is just as well that man has always had at least a germ of faith in his omnipotence and omnicognizance. For without it the first assertions and assumptions would never have been made and, lacking these, the sciences would not have flowered.