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McDougall's doctrine of instincts

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dc.contributor.author Evans E.W
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-15T02:59:21Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T02:43:15Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-15T02:59:21Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T02:43:15Z
dc.date.copyright 1936
dc.date.issued 1936
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/27722
dc.description.abstract In his Autobiography History of Psychology in Autobiograhy, Vol.I. McDougall claims that there are few men who have had a more intensive training in biology than he has had, and he attributes what intellectual faults and virtues he possesses to this early training. In this chapter an attempt is made to give some account of the way in which this approach has affected his view of human nature. It has been said that, in reviewing the various "schools" of psychology one often finds it difficult to reconcile the fact that they each contain so much truth with the fact that they appear so mutually exclusive. To appreciate their many differences, it is necessary to look beyond the borders of psychology to the different fields from which these psychologists have made their approach. McDougall's "hormic" psychology, with its central doctrine of instincts, is no exception. In the same way as the psycho-analysts have brought to psychology the intimate knowledge of the medical consulting room and the Gestalt movement has introduced concepts of modern physics, so has instinct psychology sought its inspiration in the field of general biology. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title McDougall's doctrine of instincts en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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