An old quote PCters might like...

[From Dan Palmer (2002.10.27.17:36 Melbourne Time)]

I was flipping through a book on the leading psychologies of the 1930s the other
day and happened across the following quote from McDougal:

"...the most essential facts are (a) that the energy manifestation is guided into
channels such that the organism approaches its goal; (b) that this guidance is
effected through a cognitive activity, an awareness, however vague, of the present
situation and of the goal; (c) that the activity, once initiated and set on its
path through cognitive activity, tends to continue until the goal is attained; (d)
that, when the goal is attained, the activity terminates; (e) that progress
towards and attainment of the goal are pleasurable experiences, and thwarting and
failure are painful or disagreeable experiences" (p. 15)

McDougal, W. (1930). The hormic psychology. In C. Murchison (Ed.), Psychologies of
the 1930s (pp. 3-36). Worcester, MA: Clark University Press.

Best,
Dan.

[From Bill Powers (2002.10.27.0626 MST)]

Dan Palmer (2002.10.27.17:36 Melbourne Time)--

I was flipping through a book on the leading psychologies of the 1930s the
other
day and happened across the following quote from McDougal:

What a great find, Dan. McDougal saw the whole picture -- but he was about
10 years too early to be able to explain how it worked.

Best,

Bill P.

[From Bill Williams UMKC 27 September 2002 1:00 PM CST'

[Dan Palmer (2002.10.27.17:36 Melbourne Time)] provided a quotation from

William McDougal. Here is another:

McDougal wrote (1908) that,

"It would be a libel, not altogether devoid of truth to say that the
  classical political economy was a tissue of false conclusions derived
  from false psychological assumptions."

     from _An Introduction to Social Psychology_

best

  Bill Williams

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