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[muh k-doo-guh l]
  1. William,1871–1938, U.S. psychologist and writer, born in England.
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Examples from the Web for mcdougall

Historical Examples

  • "No, no; I'll just go at once," Mrs. McDougall returned, setting down her baskets.

    Little Folks (November 1884)


  • Mrs. McDougall took them up hastily, and put them out of sight.

  • And so, Connie, gracefully as he could in his confusion, granted McDougall's favour.

    Connie Morgan in Alaska

    James B. Hendryx

  • This was, apparently, the race-making period postulated by McDougall.

  • February 3d, Mr. McDougall moved to take them up for consideration.

mcdougall in Medicine


(mək-dōōgəl)William 1871-1938
  1. British-born American psychologist who theorized that human behavior is determined by both instinctive and intentional strivings.
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