Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology, with Some Attempt to Apply Them to the Interpretation of National Life and Character:

Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology, with Some Attempt to Apply Them to the Interpretation of National Life and Character:

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Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology, with Some Attempt to Apply Them to the Interpretation of National Life and Character:

Group Mind: A Sketch of the Principles of Collective Psychology, with Some Attempt to Apply Them to the Interpretation of National Life and Character:

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To the American edition of this book I add these few words of thanks to the American readers of my previous writings; their appreciation has encouraged me to persevere in the plan of writing a Treatise on Social Psychology, of which plan the present volume represents the second step. In America the public interest in psychology and sociology is much more widespread than in these islands, a fact sufficiently attested by the existence of chairs in these subjects in all the leading Universities, and the lack of such chairs in all but two or three of the universities in this country. By those Englishmen who believe that the study of these sciences is a matter of urgent national importance this state of affairs is deplored, and they desire and even hope that in this matter the example of America may soon be followed here. Meanwhile I send this book across the water, in the hope that it may contribute its mite towards the working-out of the great experiment in Social Science which the American people is making with so ardent faith in the power of the Group Mind to attain to effective direction of its own development.

W. McDOUGALL.

OXFORD, 1920.

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