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After teaching at University College London and Oxford , he was recruited to occupy the William James chair of psychology at Harvard University in , where he served as a professor of psychology from to Rhine , and where he remained until his death. He was a Fellow of the Royal Society. He was interested in eugenics , but departed from neo-Darwinian orthodoxy in maintaining the possibility of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, as suggested by Jean-Baptiste Lamarck ; he carried out many experiments designed to demonstrate this process.
However, in the theory of motivation , he defended the idea that individuals are motivated by a significant number of inherited instincts, whose action they may not consciously understand, so they might not always understand their own goals. His ideas on instinct strongly influenced Konrad Lorenz [ citation needed ], though Lorenz did not always acknowledge this[ citation needed ].
McDougall underwent psychoanalysis with C. Jung , and was also prepared to study parapsychology. Because of his interest in eugenics and his unorthodox stance on evolution , McDougall has been adopted as an iconic figure by proponents of a strong influence of inherited traits on behaviour, some of whom are regarded by most mainstream psychologists as scientific racists.
He wrote: " We may fairly ascribe the incapacity of the Negro race to form a nation to the lack of men endowed with the qualities of great leaders, even more than to the lower level of average capacity" McDougall, William.
McDougall married at the age of 29 "against my considered principles", he reports in his autobiographical essay, "for I held that a man whose chosen business in life was to develop to the utmost his intellectual powers should not marry before forty, if at all".
He had five children. The American Press was critical of McDougall as his lectures on national eugenics were seen as racist. He was instrumental in establishing parapsychology as a university discipline in the US in the early s.
He suspected that it was part of an animal, artificially manipulated to resemble a hand. In the work he rejected both materialism and Darwinism and supported a form of Lamarckism where mind guides evolution. McDougall defended a form of animism where all matter has a mental aspect; his views were very similar to panpsychism as he believed that there was an animating principle in matter and had claimed in his work that there were both psychological and biological evidence for this position.
In the book he had also criticised the theory of emergent evolution as he claimed it had ignored the evidence of Lamarckism and had ignored the evidence of mind guiding evolution. A second edition appeared in This book has been reprinted several times.
William McDougall (psychologist)
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