The Proper Study of Mankind

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The Proper Study of Mankind.

by Stuart Chase in consultation with Edmund deS. Brunner

REVISED EDITION

Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man.

Alexander Pope Essay on Man

HARPER & BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Foreword ix
  • 1 - Is Social Science Science? 1
  • 2 - Scientific Ladders 11
  • 3 - Varieties of Social Science. 19
  • 4 - Growing Pains 29
  • 5 - Nineteen Questions 41
  • 6 - Finding Fliers 50
  • 7 - The Culture Concept 61
  • 8 - The World of George Adams 74
  • 9 - Common Patterns of Mankind 82
  • 10 - Cultural Chasm 94
  • 11 - Revolt in the Desert 102
  • 12 - Scientists Look at Race 114
  • 13 - Laws of Social Change 129
  • 14 - In Darkest Middletown 141
  • 15 - Managing Men 156
  • 16 - The Cause and Cure of Strikes 167
  • 17 - The Science of Polling 179
  • 18 - Steps in Opinion Research 187
  • 19 - Is Economics A Science? 197
  • 20 - Some Economic Tools 210
  • 21 - New Dimensions 225
  • 22 - Reforming the Reformers 236
  • 23 - The Behavior of Groups 248
  • 24 - Notes on Political Behavior 257
  • 25 - Learning Things 266
  • 26 - The Communication Sciences 276
  • 27 - On the Same Planet 290
  • 28 - Toward A Science of Man 302
  • Selected Bibliography 309
  • Index 321
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