McDOUGALL, William( Anglo-American psychologist)
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Biography McDOUGALL, William
(1871 - 1938) - Anglo-American psychologist. Author 'gormicheskoy' concept, according to Roy, the instinctive desire to target inherently in the nature of living. Is.
walking from his theory, M. explained the social behavior of people stood on the basis of its superior 'Nordic race'. He spoke with criticism of behaviorism and Freudianism, accusing them of denying the soul as a separate entity, trying to prove, as opposed to scientific genetics, that acquired characteristics are inherited. Made a number of psycho-physiological hypotheses, in particular the inhibition as a 'drain', causing the outflow of nervous energy.