These papers document LaPiere's writing career and include
correspondence and reviews of THE FREUDIAN ETHIC and five of his other published books;
typescript articles and lectures; typescripts of four unpublished books; and reprints of
his scholarly articles.
Richard T. LaPiere, a social psychologist, earned three degrees at Stanford University:
his A.B. and M.A. in economics, 1926 and 1927 respectively, and his Ph.D. in sociology
in 1930. He studied at the London School of Economics and Political Science (1927-28)
before joining the Stanford faculty in 1929. He retired as professor emeritus of
sociology in 1965. His published works include A THEORY OF SOCIAL CONTROL, THE FREUDIAN
ETHIC, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (with Paul R. Farnsworth), and WHEN THE LIVING STRIVE.
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