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The Scientific Study of Social Behaviour (Psychology Revivals)

  • Livre Relié
  • 258 Nombre de pages
Texte du rabat Originally published in 1957 this title was an up-to-date account of psychological research into human social behav... Lire la suite
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Texte du rabat

Originally published in 1957 this title was an up-to-date account of psychological research into human social behaviour of the time. There are chapters on interaction between pairs of people, behaviour in small social groups, and human relations in industry. The author avoided the adoption of any particular theoretical position, and concentrated on the established empirical findings of the time. The results of several hundred investigations are summarised and compared, so that the principal generalisations which emerge can be seen. Stress is placed on rigorous methods of research, and a critical account is given of current techniques of social research, showing the importance of experimental and statistical methods. Careful consideration is given to the danger of the investigator disturbing what is being investigated. Use is made of recent ideas about theory and explanation, and the different kinds of theory used in experimental psychology were considered for the first time as possible ways of accounting for group behaviour. This book was intended not only for students of psychology and of the other social sciences, but also for industrialists, administrators and indeed all who were interested in the laws underlying social behaviour. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.



Résumé

Originally published in 1957, this book presented an up-to-date account of psychological research into human social behaviour of the time. There are chapters on interaction between pairs of people, behaviour in small social groups, and human relations in industry. The author avoided the adoption of any particular theoretical position, and concentrated on the established empirical findings of the time. The results of several hundred investigations are summarised and compared, so that the principal generalisations which emerge can be seen. Stress is placed on rigorous methods of research, and a critical account is given of current techniques of social research, showing the importance of experimental and statistical methods. Careful consideration is given to the danger of the investigator disturbing what is being investigated. Use is made of recent ideas about theory and explanation, and the different kinds of theory used in experimental psychology were considered for the first time as possible ways of accounting for group behaviour.

This book was intended not only for students of psychology and of the other social sciences, but also for industrialists, administrators and indeed all who were interested in the laws underlying social behaviour. Today it can be read and enjoyed in its historical context.



Contenu

Preface  Acknowledgements  1 Introduction  Part I. Methodology  2 Methods of studying social behaviour  3 The explanation of social behaviour  Part II. Generalisations and theories  4 Interaction between two people  5 Small social groups  6 Human relations in industry and other social organisations  References  Author index  Subject index

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Scientific Study of Social Behaviour (Psychology Revivals)
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Code EAN: 9780415838740
ISBN: 978-0-415-83874-0
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Taylor and Francis
Genre: Psychologie
nombre de pages: 258
Poids: 454g
Taille: H216mm x B138mm
Année: 2013