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Cantril, Hadley 1906-1969

Works: 97 works in 652 publications in 7 languages and 14,516 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: HM261, 301.154
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The invasion from Mars; a study in the psychology of panic by Hadley Cantril( Book )

82 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: "On Halloween night 1938, Orson Welles broadcast a radio adaptation of the H.G. Wells fantasy, The War of the Worlds. What listeners heard sounded so realistic that at least a million were frightened by word that "strange creatures" from Mars had landed in central New Jersey and were "unleashing a deadly assault." Several thousand were so terrified they ran into the streets, drove away in their cars, or called the police for information about how to escape. Why did so many panic when the circumstances reported were so improbable? That is just the question Hadley Cantril, then a young social psychologist, set out to answer." Originally published in 1940, The Invasion from Mars remains a classic. The broadcast provided a unique real-life opportunity to explore why the relatively new medium of radio could have such an effect. Using a mix of research methods, Cantril shows that the impact of the broadcast had less to do with what went out over the air than with the "standards of judgment" people did or did not use in evaluating what they were hearing. This book is of continuing value to those interested in communications and mass behavior
The psychology of social movements by Hadley Cantril( Book )

84 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Within the past twenty-five years we have seen millions of people swept into mass movements, leaving among their unhappy victims kings and emperors, religious and educational institutions, political and economic systems. Although no great wave or revolt has recently engulfed our American culture, the domestic sea has not been entirely untroubled. Social movements of various kinds have recruited many followers but have proved abortive. Whether a person is eager for social change or whether he resists it, he can hardly be complacent at the course of events. He wonders if this country will be caught in the vortex of Fascism or Communism, if some ideology indigenous to American soil will arise to attract multitudes of his fellow citizens. But, after examining history, listening to commentators, reading eye-witness accounts of social movements in formation or in action, the person may still feel that something is lacking. He wants to know more precisely what it is that motivates men to follow an untried leader, what the social environment does to make people so suggestible, what people are thinking about, are puzzled about, and are hoping for when they lose themselves in some cause that seems strange or esoteric to the observer. The present book is an attempt to fill this need. Strictly speaking, the book belongs in the field of social psychology, although the line between social psychology and other areas of psychology is tenuous indeed"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The pattern of human concerns by Hadley Cantril( Book )

25 editions published between 1965 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Consists of 18 national samples ... 12 are available through the consortium: Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic, India ... asking the respondent to define hopes and fears for self and the nation--P.i
The political beliefs of Americans; a study of public opinion by Lloyd A Free( Book )

19 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gauging public opinion by Hadley Cantril( Book )

40 editions published between 1943 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology of ego-involvements, social attitudes & identifications by Muzafer Sherif( Book )

37 editions published between 1947 and 1966 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book on the psychology of ego-involvements we are attacking a problem which it seems crucial to solve if we are ever to acquire a scientifically defensible account of man's relationship to the world around him with all its natural laws, its technological developments, and its social products. Here we are only able to sketch in bold relief what appears to be the psychology of ego-involvements. Much more must be added later to complete the account. But it seems to us that the broad outline presented here will accommodate this further work without any major alterations. Evidence from a wide variety of sources, including studies from the experimental laboratory, investigations of everyday life behavior, public-opinion surveys, observational studies of children and adolescents, sociological data, and field material of anthropologists and ethnologists, has almost fallen into place of its own accord. Although we have cited rather extensive references, our job has been more one of selection than accumulation of data: in nearly every chapter, we have had to satisfy ourselves with the inclusion of only a few of the many reports, observations, or experiments that might have been mentioned. Those who are familiar with the various areas we have touched on will know the vast literature it is possible to tap"--Pref. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
How nations see each other, a study in public opinion by William Buchanan( Book )

31 editions published between 1953 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soviet leaders and mastery over man by Hadley Cantril( Book )

18 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychology of radio by Hadley Cantril( Book )

31 editions published between 1935 and 1986 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of despair by Hadley Cantril( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1962 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human nature and political systems by Hadley Cantril( Book )

16 editions published between 1961 and 1980 in English and Portuguese and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Public opinion, 1935-1946 by Hadley Cantril( Book )

18 editions published between 1951 and 1982 in English and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "why" of man's experience by Hadley Cantril( Book )

19 editions published between 1950 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human dimension: experiences in policy research by Hadley Cantril( Book )

8 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflections on the human venture by Hadley Cantril( Book )

8 editions published between 1960 and 1972 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tensions that cause wars by Hadley Cantril( Book )

23 editions published between 1950 and 1982 in 3 languages and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morning notes of Adelbert Ames, Jr., including a correspondence with John Dewey by Adelbert Ames( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychology, humanism, and scientific inquiry : the selected essays of Hadley Cantril by Hadley Cantril( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perception, a transactional approach by William H Ittelson( Book )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two-in-one; a new scientific philosophy and its implementation with the examination of an important psychological process: the transactional approach and human perceiving. Here is a combination that must concern all. Just as perceiving never occurs independent of some other activity, so too, practically no waking activity can be undertaken without perceiving. A scientific philosophy can itself be regarded as the resultant of human perception, just as the analysis of perception, whether from this or another approach, represents an expression of the observer's philosophy. If this is confusing it is because we do not, you and I, have a common philosophy or because we have different theories of human perception. The philosophical orientation of Professors Ittelson and Cantril, the authors of this paper, is transactional. Transactions differ from interactions. A situation may be appropriately considered a transaction when it is functionally inappropriate to examine the characteristics of any significant component except for the way in which it is involved in the particular situation. In a simple straightforward exposition, the authors outline the transactional approach to perception. By design, they avoid polemic in favor of the continuous statement of their basic position. Here is no controversy, but probably a very controversial statement--for the viewpoint has only recently been developed and is by no means universally accepted. Though most of the points made can be buttressed by experiments and observations drawn from "common" experience, the authors have preferred the clarity of a briefer statement which makes it easier to identify the major aspects of their analysis to a longer essay which would include the supporting evidence. An appended reading list will help those who wish to seek further in this approach. The authors review in order the nature of perception, how it is studied, its development, and perception in operation. The implications of this outline for the development of scientific psychology and for a reappraisal of personal perspectives are imponderable"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Industrial conflict : a psychological interpretation by Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues( Book )

4 editions published between 1939 and 1940 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The psychology of social movements
Alternative Names
Cantril, Albert Hadley.

Cantril, H.

Cantril, Hadley

Hadley Cantril American researcher

Kėntril Khėdli 1906-1969

Кэнтрил Хэдли 1906-1969

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The psychology of social movements