- James·ian 'jām-zē-ən adj of, relating to, or resembling William James or his philosophical or psychological teachingsJames 'jāmz William (1842-1910)American psychologist and philosopher. James is generally regarded as one of the great authorities in psychology. He founded in 1876 the first laboratory for psychological research in the U.S. and studied the relationship between psychology and physiology. In 1890 he published Principles of Psychology, a seminal study that firmly placed psychology upon a physiological foundation and helped to establish it as an independent science. About this same time he independently developed what is now known as the James-Lange theory.
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Jamesian — of or in the mode of James, 1875 in reference to William James (1842 1910) U.S. philosopher and exponent of pragmatism; 1905 in reference to his brother Henry James (1843 1916), U.S. expatriate novelist … Etymology dictionary
Jamesian — [jām′zē ən] adj. of or characteristic of Henry James or of his brother William … English World dictionary
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Jamesian — /jaym zee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the novelist Henry James or his writings. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy. n. 3. a student or follower of Henry James or William James.… … Universalium
Jamesian — adjective Of or pertaining to (1862 1936) or his writings, particularly his scholarly ghost stories … Wiktionary
Jamesian — adj. of or pertaining to the author Henry James; of or pertaining to William James or his philosophy … English contemporary dictionary
jamesian — james·ian … English syllables
Jamesian — James•i•an or James•e•an [[t]ˈdʒeɪm zi ən[/t]] adj. 1) lit. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Henry James or his writings 2) pho of, pertaining to, or characteristic of William James or his philosophy • Etymology: 1870–75 … From formal English to slang
Jamesian — /ˈdʒeɪmziən/ (say jaymzeeuhn) adjective relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his brother, William … Australian English dictionary
Jamesian — adjective 1. of or relating to or characteristic of William James or his philosophy or his teachings • Pertains to noun: ↑James 2. of or relating to or characteristic of Henry James or his writing • Pertains to noun: ↑James … Useful english dictionary