About the Book
In this book, author hoped to bring psychological science into the service of the marketplace. This work is divided into three large sections, one devoted to problems of selection, a second to issues of scientific management, and a third to the use of psychology to increase success in the marketplace. I hope, this book will not only systematise the newly emerging field of industrial psychology but will also popularise the notion that scientific psychology has the potential to make a significant contribution to the betterment of everyday life.
About the Author
Hugo Münsterberg was an eminent German psychologist who gave new dimension in psychology of scientific management. He devoted considerable attention on the problems of scientific management, including economy of movement, the problem of monotony, and issues of attention and fatigue. His aim was much broader to sketch the outlines of a new science which is to intermediate between the modern laboratory psychology and the problems of economics. He was one of the pioneers in applied psychology, extending his research and theories to industrial/organizational(I/O), legal, medical, clinical, educational and business settings. He was affiliated with many organizations while at Harvard including the American Psychological Association, the American Philosophical Association, the Washington Academy, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He remained at Harvard as a professor of experimental psychology and director of the Psychological Laboratory until his death.