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Healy, William 1869-1963

Works: 107 works in 513 publications in 3 languages and 8,312 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Picture books  Biography  History  Case studies  Guidebooks  Directories  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: HV9069, 364
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Most widely held works by William Healy
New light on delinquency and its treatment : results of a research conducted for the Institute of Human Relations, Yale University by William Healy( Book )

52 editions published between 1936 and 1969 in English and Japanese and held by 866 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Delinquents and criminals, their making and unmaking; studies in two American cities by William Healy( Book )

36 editions published between 1925 and 1983 in English and held by 727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The individual delinquent; a text-book of diagnosis and prognosis for all concerned in understanding offenders by William Healy( Book )

57 editions published between 1915 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The statement of our findings has gradually assumed the scope of a text or reference book, the first on the subject. We hope for our science the growth that other sciences have experienced; there is great necessity for further research, but extensions and modifications are to be embodied only as their truth is assured. It would take long to specify the parts of our subject with which people of various affairs should be familiar. Judges, other court officers, including lawyers, and institutional authorities, should have a particularly well-rounded knowledge of the whole field. Without the most thoughtful observation a great deal is hidden from view, as may be easily appreciated by consideration of our cases and causal types. Psychologists, physicians, religious leaders, school people, and, not least of all, parents, should be in possession of many of our fundamental facts. All who have to deal with offenders need the utmost possible understandings of human beings"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Mental conflicts and misconduct by William Healy( Book )

58 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and German and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The great value of understanding the foundations of conduct is clearly shown by such living facts as are gathered together in this volume. Bearing upon one type of causation of misconduct, we have here not only a rational psychological theory, but also abundant concrete material. An important field is opened before us, especially interesting because of the revelation (a) of potent subconscious mental mechanisms working according to definite laws of mental life, and (b) of types of hidden early experiences which definitely evoke these mental processes that are forerunners of misconduct. Troublesome behavior, originating in the experiences and mechanisms here under discussion, ranges widely from mere faults of social attitude to severe delinquency and crime dependent upon uncontrolled anti-social motivation or impulse. Cases having this causation occur so frequently that specific knowledge of their nature should be part of the equipment of all who have to pass judgment or to advise concerning misdoing and misdoers. Much reliance has always been placed upon the idea that admonition and punishment is an effectual way of meeting undesirable conduct. However, even the simplest observations show the very great failure of these methods. No thoroughly effective scheme of punishment can be part of our civilization. We have set our faces against barbaric retribution and absolute prevention of offense. Some of us even hesitate at corporal punishment of children. So far as delinquency and crime are concerned, with more or less self-consciousness and with much groping towards progress, we stand nowadays, with our reformatories and probation systems and what-not, definitely for the principle of inducing in the offender self-directed tendencies towards more desirable behavior. It requires little discernment to see how deeply the success of such undertakings must depend on wise adaptation to the causes of misconduct. The remarkable results following upon exploration of mental conflicts, at least when there has been any fair chance for building up better impulses in these cases we have been studying, show most concretely how earnest seeking for causes forms the effective approach to treatment of misconduct. Before the reader goes into the body of the work, I would have It thoroughly understood that our studies are tied to no one psychological school. The efforts at mental analysis which are here represented have been stimulated more by uncovering facts than by any theories, although I gratefully acknowledge the help to appreciation of principles which has been derived from various writers on psychoanalysis and kindred topics. It has been no small aid to scientific conviction that many others, even though working In separate fields, clearly discern that often there are covert mental mechanisms basically affecting attitudes and conduct"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
The structure and meaning of psychoanalysis as related to personality and behavior by William Healy( Book )

33 editions published between 1930 and 1978 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An organized statement of what has been contributed to date in psychoanalysis ... On the left hand pages are what ... may be called the orthodox theories and fact-findings of psychoanalysis--for the most part consisting of Freud's own statements. On the right hand, in smaller type ... are introduced (a) contributions of exegetical value, (b) some notable accessions to the psychoanalytic structure by 'Freudians' and (c) ... various ideas set forth by those who, still holding the major concepts of Freud, offer divergencies of theory or practice."--Preface
Roots of crime; psychoanalytic studies by Franz Alexander( Book )

21 editions published between 1935 and 1970 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pathological lying, accusation, and swindling; a study in forensic psychology by William Healy( Book )

44 editions published between 1915 and 2017 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Careful studies of offenders make group-types stand out with distinctness. Very little advancement in the treatment of delinquents or criminals can be expected if typical characteristics and their bearings are not understood. The group that our present work concerns itself with is comparatively little known, although cases belonging to it, when met, attract much attention. It is to all who should be acquainted with these striking mental and moral vagaries, particularly in their forensic and psychological significances, that our essay is addressed. In some cases vital for the administration of justice, an understanding of the types of personality and of behavior here under discussion is a prime necessity. The whole study of characterology or the motivation of conduct is extremely new, and there are many indications of immense values in uncovered fields. Some appreciation of this fact may be gained from the following pages which show the possibility of tracing one form of behavior to its source"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
Reconstructing behavior in youth : a study of problem children in foster families by William Healy( Book )

17 editions published between 1929 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criminal youth and the Borstal system by William Healy( Book )

12 editions published between 1941 and 1947 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality in formation and action by William Healy( Book )

9 editions published in 1938 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highway patrol officers by Miriam Aronin( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In June 2015, the California Highway Patrol received an urgent call for help. A 17-year-old boy had fallen down a steep waterfall while hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Highway patrol officers raced to the scene in a rescue helicopter. The terrain was too rugged for the chopper to land, so the pilot hovered near the waterfall while the flight crew hoisted the injured boy to safety, saving his life. Look inside to learn how highway patrol officers stay calm, think quickly, and act fast to address serious situations in which people or animals are lost or in danger
Honesty : a study of the causes and treatment of dishonesty among children by William Healy( Book )

9 editions published between 1915 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Treatment and what happened afterward; a study from the Judge Barker Guidance Center by William Healy( Book )

5 editions published in 1939 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The practical value of scientific study of juvenile delinquents by William Healy( Book )

9 editions published between 1922 and 2015 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tests for practical mental classification by William Healy( Book )

8 editions published between 1911 and 1970 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manual of individual mental tests and testing by Augusta F Bronner( Book )

11 editions published between 1927 and 1938 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigation of the mental capacities of human beings may rationally be considered a matter of prime importance for the individual and for civilization. To any objections that the procedure suggested in this manual is impracticable, requiring too much time or costing too much, there are sound enough answers. Mental powers are so numerous and diverse that short examinations are not likely to reveal them; inaccuracy of psychological diagnosis and prognosis results in positive harm to the individual and hinders the development of scientific psychology. The cost of as thorough testing and interpretation as can be made in the interest of better educational and social adjustments is very slight as compared to the expenditure that is undertaken by way of society's treatment of the individual in schools and, in the exceptional cases, by courts, institutions, and agencies that care for children. The human individual is certainly worth the cost of every scientific attempt at bettering his development and conditions of life. As it is, study of mental aptitudes and capacities takes a place in importance far below that of investigation of the working possibilities of a machine - the diagnosis of why the family automobile is not doing its best is willingly paid for when a similar study of the child's potentialities is not even recognized as a possibility"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Case studies of mentally and morally abnormal types by William Healy( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvey Humphrey Baker : upbuilder of the juvenile court by Judge Baker Foundation( )

4 editions published in 1920 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Mental conflicts and misconduct
Alternative Names
William Healy

William Healy (psychiatre) Psychiatre américain (1869-1963)


English (416)

Japanese (2)

German (1)

Pathological lying, accusation, and swindling; a study in forensic psychologyCase studies of mentally and morally abnormal types