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Healy, William 1869-1963

Works: 118 works in 495 publications in 3 languages and 8,099 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Guidebooks  Directories  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Actor, 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 )

47 editions published between 1936 and 1969 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

33 editions published between 1925 and 1983 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

54 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and held by 707 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)
The structure and meaning of psychoanalysis as related to personality and behavior by William Healy( Book )

30 editions published between 1930 and 1978 in English and held by 585 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
Mental conflicts and misconduct by William Healy( Book )

54 editions published between 1916 and 2015 in English and German and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction -- General principles -- Applications -- Methods -- Conflicts accompanied by obsessive imagery -- Conflicts causing impelling ideas -- Criminal careers developed from conflicts -- Cases readily analyzed -- Difficult cases -- Conflict arising from sex experiences -- Conflicts arising from secret sex knowledge -- Conflicts concerning parentage or other matters -- Conflicts in abnormal mental types -- Conflicts resulting in stealing -- Conflicts resulting in running away -- Conflicts resulting in other delinquencies -- Conclusions
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 )

40 editions published between 1915 and 2015 in English and held by 513 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 )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1941 and 1947 in English and held by 389 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

Honesty : a study of the causes and treatment of dishonesty among children by William Healy( Book )

7 editions published in 1915 in English and held by 130 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 77 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 72 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 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case studies of mentally and morally abnormal types by William Healy( Book )

5 editions published between 1912 and 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1927 and 1938 in English and held by 41 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)
The Harry Bridges case by Philip Murray( Book )

2 editions published in 1945 in English and held by 27 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

Les cliniques psychologiques pour l'enfance aux États-Unis, et l'oeuvre du Dr. Healy by Harold H Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 1929 in French 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 (391)

German (1)

French (1)

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