Personality and culture, the social science research council, and liberal social engineering: the advisory committee on personality and culture, 1930-1934
Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
355 - 386
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The field of personality and culture was given a significant impetus during the 1930s with the establishment of the Advisory Committee on Personality and Culture (1930-1934) by the Social Science Research Council. This committee provided an early formulation of personality and culture that emphasized the interdisciplinary focus on the processes of personality formation within small-scale social settings. The committee's formulation also coupled personality and culture with a liberal social engineering approach geared toward cultural reconstruction. Major social scientists and clinicians were involved in the activities of the committee, including Edward Sapir, W. I. Thomas, E. W. Burgess, E. A. Bott, Robert S. Woodworth, Harry Stack Sullivan, C. M. Hincks, and Adolf Meyer.
History, 20th Century
Social Control, Formal
Published Version (Please cite this version)http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jhbs.20396
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