Dunnette, Marvin D.: Third Recipient, SIOP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award

An icon in industrial and organizational (I-O) psychology, Marvin D. Dunnette was one of the pillars of what for many years was known as the Minnesota tradition in applied psychology: data-driven research that had practical as well as theoretical significance. Under his leadership, the I-O psychology program at the University of Minnesota became, in the latter half of the 20th century, one of the most prestigious schools for I-O psychology in the world, a legacy that continues into the 21st century.

Dunnette played many key roles in transforming I-O psychology from its dust-bowl empiricist and technological origins to its present status as a model of science and practice. He is known for his focus on individual differences and practical significance, ability to analyze data, ability ...

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