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White, William A. (William Alanson) 1870-1937

Works: 232 works in 719 publications in 2 languages and 8,373 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Myths  History 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Photographer, Creator
Classifications: BF173, 616.8
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Outlines of psychiatry by William A White( Book )

73 editions published between 1907 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The changes in this edition consist, for the most part, in numerous interpolations containing new matter and representing progress in this department of medicine. The progress of psychiatry in its own right as a medical specialty is constantly throwing up indications of its intimate relations with all other departments of medicine and it is these relationships which are more particularly stressed by the new matter in this edition. Among the additions are a section at the end of Part I on Mental Mechanisms; a description of the bodily types belonging to the cycloid and the schizoid personalities; a short-account of the extraneural pathology of epilepsy; and certain additional statistical matter of an informing nature. The student will find many other additions scattered through the book but which are too numerous to mention in detail here"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Insanity and the criminal law by William A White( )

19 editions published between 1923 and 1981 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verantwortung / Gerichtliche Psychiatrie
Diseases of the nervous system : a text-book of neurology and psychiatry by Smith Ely Jelliffe( Book )

47 editions published between 1915 and 1935 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diseases of the nervous system are no longer compassed by a description of the gross lesions of the brain, spinal cord, cranial and peripheral nerves. The more limited symptomatology of disorders of these structures, which in this work has been called sensori-motor neurology, has been expanded in two directions--in one by the increase in our knowledge of the historically oldest portion of the nervous system, namely, the sympathetic and autonomic (vegetative) nervous system and in the other by the increase in our knowledge of the mechanisms that operate at the psychic or mental levels. For practical purposes and for the reasons stated the work has therefore been divided into three parts dealing respectively with the vegetative, the sensori-motor, and the psychic levels, the reactions in all of which come to pass through the medium of the nervous system. Man is not only a metabolic apparatus, accurately adjusted to a marvelous efficiency through the intricacies of the vegetative neurological mechanisms, nor do his sensori-motor functions make him solely a feeling, moving animal, seeking pleasure and avoiding pain, conquering time and space by the enhancement of his sensory possibilities and the magnification of his motor powers; nor yet is he exclusively a psychical machine, which by means of a masterly symbolic handling of the vast horde of realities about him has given him almost unlimited powers. He is all three, and a neurology of today that fails to interpret nervous disturbances in terms of all three of these levels, takes too narrow a view of the function of that master spirit in evolution, the nervous system. For these reasons the treatise has been called primarily a work on the diseases of the nervous system rather than two books, one on neurology and one on psychiatry, which would perpetuate a distinction which the authors believe to be wholly artificial"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Mechanisms of character formation; an introduction to psychoanalysis by William A White( Book )

31 editions published between 1916 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Work-related fatalities and injuries occur at unacceptably high rates in both industrial and developing countries. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that there were 4.9 million reported workplace injuries in the US in 2001. The direct and indirect economic cost of these injuries is staggering. Despite the importance of the issue, psychologists have not played a major part in studying workplace safety. The psychologists contributing to this book aim to correct this situation by analyzing both the behaviors that lead to accidental injuries in the workplace and the behaviors that can prevent and manage them. This volume points out the wide variety of ways in which I/O psychologists can help reduce unintentional workplace injuries. It will be a valuable addition to the library of psychologists and policymakers interested in job safety issues. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Twentieth century psychiatry : its contribution to man's knowledge of himself by William A White( Book )

18 editions published between 1926 and 1973 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The psychic treatment of nervous disorders : (the psychoneuroses and their moral treatment) by Paul Dubois( )

22 editions published between 1905 and 2011 in English and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The preparation for the American public of a translation of Professor Dubois's "Les Psychoneuroses" has been undertaken with the conviction that its publication in this country would be particularly opportune at this time, when the effect of the mental representations upon the bodily conditions is attracting so much attention here, and when the problems connected with it are being attempted from so many and such various points of attack. It is a question as alluring as it is baffling, and it is not easy to preserve toward it an attitude at once open and balanced. Such an attitude, however, Professor Dubois has maintained from the start, and to it he owes the exceptionally convincing quality of his work. Whether in the opening chapters, where he discusses the fundamental philosophy underlying the position which he holds, or in the latter portion of the book, where he describes so clearly and charmingly the exact methods by which he has won such notable success, this sane and tranquil attitude is obvious. It is difficult to see how one who accepts the well nigh axiomatic premises with which the author sets out can avoid accompanying him quite to his conclusions, so logical and inevitable is his progress. By the time we reach the specific instances which illustrate the power of "moral orthopedics," of "persuasion," and of "education of the reason," the successes chronicled there seem to the reader, as to the author, the inevitable result of the "psychotherapy" which he practices. The strong, optimistic tenor of the book, its simple, untechnical language, and the directness with which its philosophy is applied to life, make it capable of becoming a vital fact, not merely to physicians, but to every one who has pondered on the relations between the psychic and the physical -- to every one, indeed, who honestly desires to keep down the sum total of needless suffering in the world. That psychic disorders require psychic treatment, that many distressing and dangerous nervous disorders are purely or primarily psychic -- these are the theses for which the book contends, together with the obvious completion of the syllogism. It is safe to say that not a day passes in which any one fails of an opportunity to apply the principles set forth by Professor Dubois, and it is in the hope that the publication of his book may promote the seizing of these opportunities, as well as prove illuminating to some of the most prevalent problems of the practitioner, that the American edition has been produced"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
The mental hygiene of childhood by William A White( Book )

31 editions published between 1919 and 2013 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book neither purports to be an exhaustive account of the psychology of the child and of the relation between parents and children, nor does it aim at setting forth only the individual opinions of the author on these two subjects. It is intended to be an examination of them from the point of view which has recently been developed in psychology by that branch of it known as psycho-analysis, and sets forth the conclusions which have been reached by many investigators and which are deemed of importance in illuminating the subject in hand, namely, the mental hygiene of childhood. In presenting this subject of the mental hygiene of childhood I have believed that the best purpose would be served by emphasizing two conclusions, one concerning the child and one concerning the family. The conclusion concerning the child is that, contrary to generally held opinions, it is possessed of a developing sexuality, the roots of which reach back into its infancy. The conclusion concerning the family is also contrary to the opinions regarding that institution commonly held, namely, that there reside within its organization and as a part of its nature certain disruptive tendencies. I have felt that the recognition of these two facts was of the very first importance and have tried to set them forth in a way that would not only help to their understanding, but would also indicate how their recognition, and the incorporation of that recognition as a factor in regulating the life of the child, would be productive of far-reaching results to the advantage of the race. If this book serves its purpose in securing a hearing for these views, the reader may naturally feel a desire to pursue the subject further. I would suggest to such a reader the few works to which reference is made in the footnotes"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
The principles of mental hygiene by William A White( Book )

22 editions published between 1917 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoughts of a psychiatrist on the war and after by William A White( )

20 editions published between 1919 and 2014 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Psychiatry as a medical specialty, devoted to the treatment of mental diseases, has for generations been considered under the limiting concept insanity. Recent years have seen its evolution from this limitation to include minor degrees of illness recognized as imbalances of the personality make-up and included in various disorders of adaptation classified as the neuroses and psycho-neuroses. A more intimate study of these conditions has resulted in the recognition that all such disorders were defects in the capacity for adjustment, and these defects have come to be more and more recognized as defects in adjustment to the social environment. Human psychology has found itself sorely limited when it confined its study solely to man as an individual, and has come into its true place and possibilities only when it has learned to consider man as a social animal. Society, while it is composed of individuals, reflects its degree of development in each individual psyche, so that man and society occupy relations of mutual interdependence, each profoundly affecting the other. In his efforts to aid the sick individual the psychiatrist thus comes to consider of necessity the social values that are reflected in the personality before him. In these serious days of social upheaval the psychiatrist has been confronted by an exceptional material of mental disorders of adjustment, not only in the soldier population faced with the possibility of being called upon to make the ultimate renunciation, but in the civilian population as well, torn by all the anxieties of having loved ones at the front and by the necessities of the radical rearrangement of their lives in innumerable ways at home. The psychiatrist has, as a result, been confronted with huge problems of large numbers of individuals to treat and the further task of attempting to fit all sorts of unusual types of personality into some sort of social usefulness. Out of these experiences it is natural that the meaning of the present conflict and the readjustments necessary to bring it to a successful issue and to carry over success into the period of readjustment should have been a matter for serious thought. All about us new concepts are being born as old concepts are being given new meanings by the events of the day, and the symbols which are used to indicate them are being reenergized. Patriotism has come to have a broader and a deeper meaning which is making for an extension of ideals and aims beyond geographical boundaries, and thus is motivating new forms of conduct. The psychological principles underlying these changes are, as they appear to the author, briefly set down in these "thoughts""--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved)
Crimes and criminals by William A White( Book )

12 editions published between 1933 and 1983 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical psychology : the mental factor in disease by William A White( )

13 editions published between 1931 and 2015 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book on Medical Psychology is conceived to meet the needs of what appears to be a very important revolution that is rapidly coming about in medical education. In a previous work of mine, Foundations of Psychiatry, I undertook to outline the subject of a psychology sufficient to form a basis for the understanding of the neuroses and the psychoses. The object of the present book is a much broader one, and while I have drawn upon the material of my Foundations quite freely, especially in outlining the fundamental biological concepts which are strategically valuable for introducing and coming to an understanding of psychological questions, still it is no less than an attempt to formulate those principles which are at the basis of an understanding of the psychological factor which is necessarily present in all disease. A reading of the book will lead to an understanding of this very broad statement, and if the reader finds himself in agreement with me that disease, no matter of what part of the body or how caused, has in every instance a psychological aspect, then he will also, I am sure, feel in agreement with me that psychology should be an essential part of the medical curriculum on the same basis as physiology. This at any rate is the conviction of the author, and it is to meet this need that the present book is written"--Préface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2015 APA, all rights reserved)
The criminal : his social and legal status and the philosophy of reformation by William A White( )

6 editions published between 1895 and 2010 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The modern treatment of nervous and mental diseases by William A White( Book )

23 editions published between 1913 and 2009 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume, devoted to the treatment of nervous and mental diseases, is designed to meet the needs which the rapid advances in knowledge of neurology and psychiatry have created. The nervous system is here regarded as a whole and as inclusive of the mind, and it is maintained that disturbances of any and all of its functions, mental as well as physical, are proper subjects for therapeutics. The present work lays emphasis upon the psychical side of life as being worth quite as much consideration as the physical. It sets forth doctrines of nervous and mental hygiene, reconstructive factors in social organization as applied to human ills, and endeavors to present a broad front to the pessimistic nihilism in therapeutics that has been too long current in these fields, because the doctor's eyes have been too closely focused on the individual examples and results of human accidents. Neurology and psychiatry offer the widest possible opportunities for preventive medicine as well as for therapeutic optimism. The program here presented is essentially therapeutic. Planned as it has been on a broad scale, the more practical issues confronting the clinician have, nevertheless, been fully met. The editors have sacrificed philosophical views for more definite guideposts wherever, in the present state of our knowledge, such a course seemed wiser. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
Why men fail by Morris Fishbein( Book )

8 editions published between 1928 and 1943 in English and Undetermined and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the study of the mind : for the use of medical students, beginners in psychiatry, social workers, and all those interested in mental hygiene by William A White( Book )

8 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forty years of psychiatry by William A White( Book )

9 editions published between 1933 and 1980 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dreams and myths; a study in race psychology by Karl Abraham( Book )

11 editions published between 1913 and 1970 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The meaning of disease : an inquiry in the field of medical philosophy by William A White( Book )

5 editions published in 1926 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundations of psychiatry by William A White( Book )

11 editions published between 1921 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern treatment of nervous and mental diseases by William A White( )

6 editions published in 1913 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book discusses the treatment of nervous and mental diseases. Subjects include treatment of both central and peripheral nervous system disorders. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
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Mechanisms of character formation; an introduction to psychoanalysis
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