History of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace and applies psychological theories and principals to different industries and organizations. IO Psychology is an upcoming field that was established in the early 1900s. Here is a look through time at IO Psychology's history from 1910 to today. This timeline would not have been possible without the help of Dr. P. McCarthy and his wonderful compilation of information on the history of IO Psychology. A more comprehensive look on the history of IO Psychology can be found at his website here: http://capone.mtsu.edu/pmccarth/io_hist.htm

The Great Influence: The Hawthorne Studies

IO Psych in the 1930s

IO Psychology Gaining Esteem

Early Years

The Main Men of 1910

Father of Industrial Psychology: Hugo Munsterberg

Psychology and WWI

WWII and IO Psychology

The Nifty Fifties

60s a New Era in the Workplace

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