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Psychology and Industrial Efficiency

By: Hugo Munsterberg
Published By: Double9 Books
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"Psychology and Industrial Efficiency" by Hugo Münsterberg is a groundbreaking work that revolutionized the application of psychology in the realm of industry and productivity. This book is still considered a seminal text in applied psychology and industrial-organizational psychology. Hugo Münsterberg, a psychology pioneer, investigates the complex link between psychological principles and industrial efficiency. He demonstrates how psychological insights can be used to improve workplace performance, employee satisfaction, and overall organizational effectiveness in his work. The book covers a wide range of themes, including personnel selection and vocational counseling, as well as employee motivation and work design. Münsterberg's discoveries paved the way for modern concepts like human factors engineering, organizational psychology, and the use of psychology in people management. One of the most important contributions of "Psychology and Industrial Efficiency" has been its awareness of the importance of individual differences and psychological aspects in the workplace. Münsterberg contended that a thorough understanding of human psychology was required for increasing productivity and building peaceful workplace environments. In conclusion, Hugo Münsterberg's work is still regarded as a landmark in the interface of psychology and industry.

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Hugo Munsterberg

Hugo Münsterberg was a German-American psychologist who lived from June 1, 1863 to December 16, 1916. He was a pioneer in applied psychology, extending his research and theories to I/O, legal, medical, clinical, educational, and business settings. With the onset of the First World War, Münsterberg was thrown into chaos. Torn between his allegiance to the United States and his homeland, he frequently supported Germany's conduct, eliciting widely disparate reactions. Hugo Münsterberg was born into a merchant family in Danzig (now Gdansk, Poland), a West Prussian port city. Münsterberg's family was Jewish, a heritage he had no relationship to and rarely expressed publicly. His father, Moritz (1825-1880), was a successful lumber merchant, and his mother, Minna Anna Bernhardi (1838-1875), was Moritz's second wife. Moritz had two sons, Otto (1854-1915) and Emil (1855-1915), with his first marriage, and two with Anna, Hugo (1863-1916) and Oscar (1865-1920). The four sons stayed close, and all of them achieved success in their respective fields. Oscar lived in a neo-Renaissance villa in Detmold, Germany, from 1886 until 1896. It was recently repaired and inaugurated as a cultural center.

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 162Pages
  • ISBN-10:9359324175
  • ISBN-13:9789359324173
  • Item Weight: 243g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 9.28mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Psychology / General