The American college; a psychological and social interpretation of the higher learning, by Joseph Adelson [and others] Prepared for the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Editorial committee: Christian Bay [and others].

; Adelson, Joseph ; Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues
New York, Wiley [1962] .

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Other Authors Adelson, Joseph.
Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
Subjects College.
Education, Higher.
Ensino Superior.
Hoger onderwijs.
Onderwijspsychologie.
Onderwijssociologie.
Psicologia Educacional.
USA.
United States.
Universities and colleges -- United States.
Universities and colleges.
Wetenschappelijk onderwijs.
Description xvi, 1084 pages diagrams, tables 24 cm
Copyright Date [1962]
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Also issued online.
Contents part 1. General: Higher education as a social problem / Nevitt Sanford -- Higher education as a field of study / Nevitt Sanford -- The visibility of the American college / David Riesman and Christopher Jencks -- part 2. The entering student: Motivational factors in college entrance / Elizabeth Douvan and Carol Kaye -- The diverse college student population / T.R. McConnell and Paul Heist -- Developmental status of the entering freshman / Nevitt Sanford -- part 3. Academic procedures: Changing functions of the college professor / Robert Knapp -- Procedures and techniques of teaching: a survey of experimental studies / W.J. McKeachie -- Personality and interpersonal relations in the college classroom / Joseph Katz -- The teacher as a model / Joseph Adelson -- The curriculum in the perspective of the theory of personality development / Joseph Katz and Nevitt Sanford -- Economic pressures and the professor / Anthony Ostroff -- part 4. Student society and student culture: Student peer-group influence / Theodore M. Newcomb -- Student culture at Vassar / John H. Bushnell -- Student culture and academic effort / Everett Hughes, Howard Becker, and Blanche Geer -- part 5. Student performance in relation to educational objectives: Personality, college environments, and academic productivity / Donald Brown -- Fields of study and the people in them / Carl Bereiter and Mervin B. Freedman -- Students and the occupational world / David Beardslee and Donald O'Dowd -- Dropouts from college / John Summerskill -- part 6. Interactions of students and educators: Some social-psychological theory for selecting and guiding college students / Joshua A. Fishman -- Environments for learning / George G. Stern -- Patterns of residential education: a case study of Harvard / Christopher Jencks and David Riesman -- Freedom and authority on the campus / Harold Taylor -- part 7. The effects of college education: Personality changes in college students / Harold Webster, Mervin B. Freedman, and Paul Heist -- Studies of college alumni / Mervin B. Freedman -- part 8. Higher education and the social context: The place of higher education in a changing society / Campbell Stewart -- The crisis of the state universities: analysis and remedies / Frank Pinner -- A social theory of higher education / Christian Bay -- Epilogue: Research and policy in higher education / Nevitt Sanford.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)710794
(OCoLC)ocm00710794
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Sanford, Nevitt,
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