Willian James

William James
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William James is best known for developing the James-Lange theory states that an event produces a response, then there is an interpretation of this response. This interpretation makes a person feel an specific emotion.

William James (1842 – 1910) was a pioneering American psychologist and philosopher trained as a medical doctor. Williams James theory of emotions holds that emotion is the mind's perception of physiological conditions that result from some stimulus.

For example : it is not that we see a bear, become afraid and run. We see a bear and run, consequently we are afraid of the bear. Our mind's perception of the higher adrenaline level, heartbeat, etc., is the emotion.


William James His Life and Philosophy

William James and the Sick Soul

William James Quotes

Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude. William James

Success or failure depends more upon attitude than upon capacity successful men act as though they have accomplished or are enjoying something. Soon it becomes a reality. Act, look, feel successful, conduct yourself accordingly, and you will be amazed at the positive results. William James.

References

1.Standford Enciclpedia of Philosophy. William James . Retrieved Agust, 2009, from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/james/.

Selected Bibliography : Wikipedia .