Sociology

Dr. George J. McCall

 

Emeritus Professor, Sociology and Public Policy Administration; Graduate Coordinator for Sociology, Fellow, Bush Center for Law, Social Change, & Resolution; Fellow, Center for International Studies; Faculty Affiliate, Center for Trauma Recovery

Office: 705 SSB Towert
Phone: 516-6596
Email: mccall@umsl.edu

Education: B.A., University of Iowa, 1961 (Sociology)
M.A., Harvard University, 1963 (Social Psychology)
Ph.D., Harvard University, 1965 (Social Psychology)

Biography: Although I am primarily a social psychologist (with numerous books and chapters on self, identity, social interaction, and personal relationships) secondarily a methodologist (particularly emphasizing all sorts of observational methods as well as designs combining qualitative and quantitative methods), my teaching and research efforts have increasingly centered on applied sociology (especially program evaluation and conflict intervention). Much of my applied work concerns violence, mental illness, and homelessness, and I do considerable conflict intervention fieldwork in South Africa.

Published Works:
  1. “Fairness: The Key to Values-Driven Conflict Resolution,” pp. 203-205 in Ken Hultman, Values-Driven Change: Strategies and Tools for Long-Term Success. New York: iUniverse, 2006.
  2. “Symbolic Interaction,” pp. 1-23 in Peter J. Burke, editor, Contemporary Social Psychological Theories. Stanford, CA:  Stanford University Press, 2006.
  3. “The Fieldwork Tradition,” pp. 3-21 in Dick Hobbs and Richard Wright, editors,The Sage Handbook of Fieldwork.  London:  Sage, 2006.
  4. Diana Gibson, Ann Dinan, and George McCall, “Gender and Violence in a Cape Town Township,” pp. 146-174 in Diana Gibson  and Anita Hardon, editors,Rethinking Masculinities, Violence and AIDS.   Amsterdam:  Het Spinhuis, 2005.
  5. “Interaction,” pp. 327-348 in Larry T. Reynolds and Nancy J. Herman, editors,Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism.  Walnut Creek, CA:  AltaMira Press, 2004.
  6. B. Ann Dinan, George J. McCall, and Diana Gibson, “Incidence of Community Violence and PTSD in a South African Township,” Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 2004, 19:727-742.
  7. “The Me and the Not-Me:  Positive and Negative Poles of Identity,” pp. 11-26 in Peter J. Burke, Timothy J. Owens, Richard Serpe, and Peggy A. Thoits, editors,Advances in Identity Theory and Research.  New York:  Kluwer Academic-Plenum Press, 2003.
  8. George J. McCall and Patricia Resick, “A Pilot Study of PTSD Among Kalahari Bushmen,” Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2003, 5: 445-450.
  9. George J. McCall, Barbara A. Dinan, and Diana Gibson, Comparison of Help-Seeking and Community Samples: Violence and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Cape Flats, South Africa.  University of Missouri-St. Louis, Center for International Studies, Occasional Paper, 2002.  32 pp. + i.