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Leighton, Alexander H. (Alexander Hamilton) 1908-2007

Overview
Works: 81 works in 295 publications in 2 languages and 6,878 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Case studies  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Contributor, Photographer
Classifications: RC455, 616.89
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alexander H Leighton
The governing of men; general principles and recommendations based on experience at a Japanese relocation camp by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

41 editions published between 1945 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General principles and recommendations based on experience at a Japanese relocation camp
My name is legion : foundations for a theory of man in relation to culture by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

16 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Navaho door; an introduction to Navaho life by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

29 editions published between 1943 and 1967 in 3 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical note: LeightonDorothea: Dorothea C. Leighton, M.D., a psychiatrist, received with Dr. Alexander Leighton the Joint Post-doctoral Research Training Fellowship of the Social Science Research Council in 1939-40. A Guggenheim Fellowship was also awarded jointly to her and Dr. Leighton. She passed away in 1989. She is co-author with Dr. Leighton of The Navaho Door
Approaches to cross-cultural psychiatry by Jane M Murphy( Book )

11 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human relations in a changing world; observations on the use of the social sciences by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

25 editions published between 1949 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The foundation of this book is a particular experience in applying some of the principles and methods of social science, especially cultural anthropology, sociology and psychiatry, to the wartime analysis of Japanese morale. The work was done for policy makers in the Government who needed to know about the nature of Japanese morale, its strength, what changes were occurring and what, if anything, could be achieved by psychological warfare. After victory it became possible to re-examine many of the conclusions with the benefit of later information; early diagnoses were compared with how things did, in fact, turn out. Now, due to the lifting of security restrictions, it is possible to report the result. The aim is to present one set of experiences and some suggestions arising from them in the hope that they are pertinent to the employment of social science in a world situation where it is badly needed. In short, there is here an orientation in the light of which a particular account is given and some general conclusions drawn. The presentation is planned in that order: Part I, The Setting, concerns the point of view that permeates the book; Part II, A Case History in Applied Social Science, tells the story of a wartime analysis of Japanese morale; Part III, The Use of Applied Social Science, deals with the implications for the present and future"--Foreword. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Explorations in social psychiatry by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

14 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychiatric disorder among the Yoruba; a report from the Cornell-Aro Mental Health Research Project in the Western Region, Nigeria by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

10 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky, the Navajo singer by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky the Navajo Singer was, he thought, forty years old when he dictated his life story in 1940 to doctors Alexander and Dorothea Leighton. Lucky was orphaned twice before he was six or eight years old, first when his mother died, and again on the deaths of his mother's parents. Lucky then spent several formative years with a Navajo elder who was raised in the traditional Navajo way, a man whose wisdom was a resource for the small group of Navajos living in relative isolation southeast of the main Navajo Reservation. As he relates his life story through his great friend and interpreter, Bill Sage, the mature Lucky emerges as a complex human being whose story presents invaluable insight into daily events - both mundane and sacred - at a Navajo community in the 1940s. Griffen has rescued this autobiography in a tribute not only to Lucky, but to the Leightons, who in 1940 were fledgling psychiatrists at the beginning of their cross cultural research. At long last the story of Lucky the Navajo Singer joins the all-too-few Native American life histories
Caring for mentally ill people : psychological and social barriers in historical context by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Further explorations in social psychiatry( Book )

10 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to social psychiatry by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Come near by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of an intellectual saved from death by Eskimos from Steller Island and his life among them
Gregorio, the hand-trembler; a psychobiological personality study of a Navaho Indian, by Alexander H. Leighton and Dorothea C. Leighton, with assistance of Catherine Opler by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

2 editions published in 1949 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregorio, the hand-trembler; a psychobiological personality study of a Navaho Indian by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

19 editions published between 1949 and 1973 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Navajo NT13( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a collection of 250 documents written between 1873 and 2001 about the Navajo
Psychiatric disorder and the urban environment; report of the Cornell Social Science Center [i.e. Seminar] by Berton H Kaplan( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elements of psychotherapy in Navaho religion by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

2 editions published in 1941 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Governing of Men by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commander Leighton is a psychiatrist and anthropologist who was assigned to go to the Japanese Relocation Center at Poston, Arizona, and "apply the methods of social science" to that community-find out in terms of human relationships what was working well and why, what was going wrong and why, and attempt to draw general principles from that experience. He fulfilled his mission brilliantly, and his manuscript account was immediately hailed by those who read it as one of the most thoughtful and truly literate government reports ever written. Under the sponsorship of the American Council, Institute of Pacific Relations, Commander Leighton has prepared this fascinating book from the material which went into his report. The first part, illustrated with striking photographs, is a dramatic yet genuinely "clinical" account of the strike at Poston and the attitudes tensions and frustrations of both administrators and administered. It inquires deeply into the motivations and reactions of the people who made up the Poston community. In the next section, general principles and recommendations are presented- and this material is drawn from other sources as well as Poston. The book thus appeals to a wide variety of readers: Army and Navy officers facing problems of civil administration, citizens interested in minority groups and race relations in the U.S., students of public opinion and of industrial relations in government, industry, and labor, sociologists, psychiatrists. Moreover, it is written with such skill, and is so rich in dramatic illustration of how man's mind works, that it is also unreservedly recommended to the general reader, whether or not he has any active concern either with Japanese-American problems or with "the governing of men."Originally published in 1945. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books
Some types of uneasiness and fear in a Navaho Indian community by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eskimo recollections of their life experiences by Alexander H Leighton( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Alexander H. Leighton American psychiatrist and sociologist

Alexander H. Leighton Amerikaans psychiater (1908-2007)

Hamilton Leighton Alexander

Hamilton Leighton, Alexander 1908-2007

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Leighton, A. H. (Alexander H.), 1908-2007

Leighton, A. H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-

Leighton, A. H. (Alexander Hamilton), 1908-2007

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Languages
English (212)

German (1)