Cantril (1947) The Invasion from Mars – Orson Wells War of the Worlds broadcast 2nd edition


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Cantril, Hadley. The Invasion From Mars: A Study in the Psychology of Panic with the complete script of the famous Orson Wells broadcast. (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1947) Second Edition (originally published in 1940)

Duodecimo. 223 pages, illustrated with charts and graphs. Hardcover. Bound in burmt-orange cloth covered boards with silver gilt stamping on spine.

Condition: VG, without dust jacket. Bumping to spine ends, rubbing to extremities. Light soiling. Pencil marks.

This was an early examination of panic among Americans by a pioneer of psychology, useful to the war effort and governmental concerns of panic in situations of potential invasion.

‘Cantril made “major contributions in psychology of propaganda; public opinion research; applications of psychology and psychological research to national policy, international understanding, and communication; developmental psychology; psychology of social movements; measurement and scaling; humanistic psychology; the psychology of perception; and, basic to all of them, the analysis of human behavior from the transactional point of view.” His influence is felt in education, law, philosophy, politics and psychiatry. – Wikipedia