James,William

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.

— Does it?

Psychologist and philosopher William James is often referred to as the father of American psychology. His 1200-page text, “The Principles of Psychology,” became a classic on the subject and his teachings and writings helped establish psychology as a science.


In addition, James contributed to functionalism, pragmatism, and influenced many students of psychology during his 35-year teaching career.

The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.

— Can they?

The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.

— How though?