Psychological value theory and research: 1930-1960
Tisdale, John R.
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The problem of this dissertation is to discover and analyze the meanings assigned to the term "value" in modern psychological value theory and research. To this end, both theory and research have been systematically arranged into tentative clusters or categories, each tending to emphasize a particular variable as being critical to defining values. Group One, the first cluster, defines values as needs or need satisfactions. Maslow, Goldstein, Murphy, and Fromm show representative theoretical positions, while Maslow and White have produced corresponding research. An overview of the group suggests that while it has difficulty in the precise formulation of basic terms and in overemphasizing, perhaps uncritically, the "objective" basis of needs, health, self-actualization, and value. [truncated]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University.