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Murphy, Gardner 1895-1979

Works: 311 works in 1,239 publications in 6 languages and 26,455 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biographies  Science fiction  Academic theses  Paranormal fiction  Interviews  Conference papers and proceedings  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Interviewee, wpr, Other, Creator, Honoree, Correspondent
Classifications: BF698, 150.9
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Historical introduction to modern psychology by Gardner Murphy( Book )

171 editions published between 1928 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology, in the sense of reflection upon the nature and activities of mind, is a very ancient discipline, one which reached great heights in ancient Greece and has continued (in intimate relation with philosophy) with every phase of European civilization. During the nineteenth century this literary and philosophic psychology underwent profound changes, chiefly as a result of the progress of biology, from which both concepts and methods were freely borrowed. Many of its greatest students began to rely upon experimental and mathematical method, believing that psychology could become a science akin to other biological sciences. It is the purpose of this volume to trace the course of those changes in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries which have thus tended to transform psychology and to give it its present character. This text presents a detailed history of modern psychology not limited to the experimental tradition. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
Personality : a biosocial approach to origins and structure by Gardner Murphy( Book )

45 editions published between 1947 and 2005 in English and Spanish and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In writing this book the aim of the author is to write about personality in such a way as to help in clarifying the little that we know and to show its possible relations to the vast and confused domain that we do not yet understand. The best way to attempt the exploration, perhaps, is to write in terms of the foci of present research, expanding fanwise, through hypotheses. This book, then, if at all successful in its aim, will be a companion for the investigator who likes to see problems defined in terms of directions in which they might lead; an explorer's kit, containing, to be sure, some standard tools, and also some maps. Throughout the volume the approach to personality is made chiefly in terms of origins and modes of development on the one hand, interrelations or structural problems on the other. It is hoped that some of the present chapters will, by raising questions, whet the reader's appetite for clinical and therapeutic literature. This is not a book on diagnosis or therapy of personality problems, or upon any type of clinical approach. It is simply an attempt at evaluation of data on how personality grows. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Human potentialities by Gardner Murphy( Book )

36 editions published between 1953 and 1975 in 3 languages and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An outline of abnormal psychology by Gardner Murphy( Book )

36 editions published between 1929 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Abnormal psychology has three main divisions. The first is the study of mental abnormality in immediate relation to disturbances in the body (especially in the brain). The second is the study of patients suffering from more or less serious mental disease, whose condition necessitates not so much an emphasis upon bodily factors as a careful examination of their background and the psychological factors which underlie their trouble. Naturally there lies between these two a large debatable territory in which sometimes a physical and sometimes a psychological approach seems required. We may, if we wish, disregard the distinction, and call the region covered by the first two provinces by the name of psychiatry ("healing of the mind"). Our third province includes the study of a great variety of normal or almost-normal phenomena which throw light upon the abnormal, and the thousand transitional states between the definitely normal and the definitely abnormal. The chief purposes of this volume are first, to give the reader an introduction to some common forms of mental disorder which are understandable in terms of psychological principles, and second, to indicate some of the paths which lead from the normal to the abnormal, and--fortunately--often lead back again to the Normal." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Challenge of psychical research : a primer of parapsychology by Gardner Murphy( Book )

24 editions published between 1961 and 1979 in English and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William James on psychical research by William James( Book )

29 editions published between 1960 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Development of the perceptual world by Charles M Solley( Book )

28 editions published between 1960 and 2007 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book consists of two major parts. The first presents our theoretical arguments on perceptual learning; the second, an analysis of the molar components of the perceptual act and of how these components are altered through learning. We have tried to be scholarly without being pedantic; we have tried to cover all major experimental procedures that have been used, but not necessarily all articles, since many studies repeat the same procedures. We have attempted to present procedures in general, but we have not aimed at giving all the details of presented studies. Specific experimental details can be found in the articles to which we refer. We have not tried to present the various theories of perceptual learning, although we find in retrospect that we have used some of the important ideas of such men as Brunswik, Gibson, Helson, Hilgard, Koffka, Piaget, and Woodworth, among others. Although our approach differs considerably from the approach used by each of these men, we have found constant inspiration in their writings; we can scarcely discharge our debt of gratitude"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Western psychology : from the Greeks to William James by Gardner Murphy( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broad introduction to the study of the human mind from early times to the present
In the minds of men : the study of human behavior and social tensions in India by Gardner Murphy( Book )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1949 the Ministry of Education, Government of India, asked UNESCO to make available to it a consultant who would spend six months in India organizing research teams to explore the reasons for "social tensions." UNESCO sent me to India for this purpose in 1950. The technical reports of the research teams which were set up have been submitted to the Government of India, and some or all of them will be published. It was, however, felt both by the Ministry of Education and by Mrs. Alva Myrdal, Director of the Social Sciences Department of UNESCO, that there was also a need for a nontechnical report of my impressions regarding social tensions in India and regarding the many constructive forces working for national unity. The present volume is my attempt to respond to this request. I do so on the understanding that the reader will at every point recall that I went to India simply as a technical consultant on research methods; that I am not an expert on India; and that I offer my observations and recommendations for whatever little they are worth, hoping that those better informed than I can develop them into something useful to India. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)"--Foreword
Asian psychology by Gardner Murphy( Book )

12 editions published in 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychological thought from Pythagoras to Freud; an informal introduction by Gardner Murphy( Book )

14 editions published between 1968 and 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental social psychology : an interpretation of research upon the socialization of the individual by Gardner Murphy( Book )

38 editions published between 1931 and 1970 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interpreting personality theories by Ledford J Bischof( Book )

7 editions published between 1964 and 2018 in English and Spanish and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the theories of Freud, Murray, Jung, Adler, Horney, Moreno, Allport, Rogers, Murphy, Sheldon, Cattell, Eysenck, Lewin, Mowrer, Maslow, Kelly, Erikson, Sullivan, and Fromm
Human nature and enduring peace by Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues( Book )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thoughtful men and women are demanding that use be made of every human resource in the passionate endeavor to prevent the recurrence of war. Though it is generally recognized that human nature--in particular the human nature which develops under modern industrial societies--needs to be as fully understood as possible if the control of war is to prove feasible, there have been, up to the present, only the most fragmentary efforts towards mobilizing our psychological information in reference to this problem. No single approach will ever prove adequate. Neither the historian, the economist, the sociologist, the political scientist, the psychiatrist, nor the psychologist has all the answers. The need is so great that it is felt there is a rightful place for a book stressing the many facets of the problem of human nature as it relates to war. The contributions represent many viewpoints, but all are founded upon genuine expertness and competence with reference to the specific problem treated"--Preface
Freeing intelligence through teaching; a dialectic of the rational and the personal by Gardner Murphy( Book )

22 editions published between 1961 and 1977 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The star rover by Jack London( Book )

4 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A science-fiction tale of a man's spiritual release from prison by willing the death of his body. Freed, he travels through the pages of man's history
Principles of abnormal psychology : the dynamics of psychic illness by Abraham H Maslow( Book )

7 editions published between 1941 and 1951 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clinical psychology of children's behavior problems by C. M Louttit( Book )

8 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encounter with reality; new forms for an old quest by Gardner Murphy( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outgrowing self-deception by Gardner Murphy( Book )

7 editions published in 1975 in English and Undetermined and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Challenge of psychical research : a primer of parapsychology
Challenge of psychical research : a primer of parapsychology
Alternative Names
Gardner Murphy Amerikaans psycholoog (1895-)

Gardner Murphy Amerikalı psikolog

Gardner Murphy psicólogo estadounidense

Gardner Murphy psicologo statunitense

Gardner Murphy síceolaí Meiriceánach

Gardner Murphy US-amerikanischer Psychologe

Murphy, G.

Murphy, Gardner, 1895-

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