- Peter R. Hofstätter
Peter R. Hofstätter (*1913 in
Vienna; † 1994 in Buxtehude) was an Austrian social psychologist.
He was the only child of Robert Matthias Hofstätter, M.D who for many years was the Professor of
Gynecologyat the University of Vienna
physicsand psychologyin Viennaand received his doctor title for a work on the development of Japanese and Korean children.
From 1937 to 1943 he was an Army-Psychologist of the
Wehrmachtand held the view of the national socialist Racialism. Afterwards he worked in the "Reichsjustizministerium" (Reich Justice Ministry). Despite his work for the national socialist regimehe received a position at the university in Grazin 1945. From 1949 to 1956 he worked as a lecturer in the U.S. at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(M.I.T.) and Catholic University in Washington D.C.
In 1956 he was called back to
Germanyto become the founding Chancellor of a new university in Wilhelmshaven.
In 1959 he received a position at the
University of Hamburg, where he was department chair and held the Lehrstuhl für Psychologie; he retired in 1979. He wrote thirteen books and was a collumnist for the newspaper Hamburger Abendblattand the newspaper Die Zeit. He edited the Psychologie volumes in the Fischer encyclopedia.
* "Die Psychologie der öffentlichen Meinung" [The psychology of the public opinion] Wien: Braumüller, 1949
* "Psychologie" [Psychology] Frankfurt: S. Fischer Verlag, Erstveröffentlichung 1957, 357.-376. Tausend: July 1968
* "Sozialpsychologie" [Social psychology] de Gruyter 1973 ISBN 3-11-004309-2
* "Quantitative Methoden der Psychologie I" [Quantitative methods in psychology 1] (with Dirk Wendt) Heidelberg: Springer, 1974 ISBN 3540796029
* "Individuum und Gesellschaft" [Individual and society] Berlin: Ullstein, 1984 ISBN 3-548-02955-8
* "Gruppendynamik. Kritik der Massenpsychologie" [Group dynamics. Criticism of mass psychology] Reinbek: Rowohlt, 1985 ISBN 3499550385
* "Deutsche Wehrmachtpsychologie 1914 - 1945" [Psychology of the German armed forces 1914-1945] Introduction by P. R. Hofstätter, München: Verlag für Wehrwissenschaften, 1985 ISBN 3821900199 und 3821900164
* "Bedingungen der Zufriedenheit" [Conditions for satisfaction] Edition Interfrom, 1986 ISBN 3-7201-5192-1
* "Persönlichkeitsforschung" [Personality research] Kröner, 1991 ISBN 3-520-40302-1
* "Einführung in die Sozialpsychologie" [Introduction to the social psychology] Kröner, 1990 ISBN 3-520-29505-9
* "Differentielle Psychologie" [Differential psychology] Kröner, 1971
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