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The third volume in The SAGE Handbook of Industrial, Organizational and Work Psychology concentrates on the broader context of IWO psychology and the many factors influencing the adoption and implementation of IWO practices. Chapter topics include perspectives on IWO psychology around the world, organizational and societal considerations. Chapters have been arranged around 8 key themes: Part 1: Overview Part 2: Professional Context: History Part 3: Organizational Capabilities and Context Part 4: Strategic Management Part 5: Triple Bottom Line Part 6: Diversity and Cross-Cultural Issues Part 7: Stress, Safety & Health Part 8: Managing Careers and Work Life Volume III offers a comprehensive overview of the field for anyone working in or studying managerial or organizational psychology.
Chapter 1: History of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology in North America1
History of Industrial, Work and Organizational Psychology in North America1
Vinchur (2008) stated that origins, while interesting, tend to slipperiness; you can always find a precursor to the person or event labeled ‘the beginning’ of a field. In industrial, work and organizational (IWO) psychology, one could argue, as some have, that Hugo Münsterberg was the first important person in industrial psychology and deserves credit for developing the field (Landy, 1992); if established, it could be easily justified that Wilhem Wundt deserves credit because he was Münsterberg's German mentor, whereas others could credit William James as being influential and prescient because he brought Münsterberg over to the US, where one could argue ...