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Münsterberg, Hugo 1863-1916

Works: 399 works in 1,421 publications in 5 languages and 15,882 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Art  Fiction  Textbooks  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: HF5548.8, 150
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Psychology and industrial efficiency by Hugo Münsterberg( )
59 editions published between 1913 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 1,849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commercial air flight, mass manufacturing, ergonomic design -- many cornerstones of twenty-first century life have been made possible through the study of industrial efficiency and human factors. In Psychology and Industrial Efficiency, pioneering researcher Hugo Munsterberg elucidates many of the core concepts of this field of study
On the witness stand essays on psychology and crime by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
71 editions published between 1905 and 2010 in English and held by 1,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Just in the line of the law it seems necessary not to rely simply on the technical statements of scholarly treatises, but to carry the discussion in the most popular form possible before the wider tribunal of the general reader. With this aim in mind--while working at a treatise on "Applied Psychology," which is to cover the whole ground with technical detail--I have written the following popular sketches, which select only a few problems in which psychology and law come in contact. They deal essentially with the mind of the witness on the witness stand; only the last, on the prevention of crime, takes another direction. The psychology of the witness is treated in no way exhaustively; my only purpose is to turn the attention of serious men to an absurdly neglected field which demands the full attention of the social community"--Introd. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2005 APA, all rights reserved)
The Americans by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
48 editions published between 1904 and 2012 in English and Japanese and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In the Preface to my "American Traits, " in which I defended German ideals and criticised some American tendencies, I said, some years ago: "It has been often questioned whether I am right in fighting merely against American shortcomings from a German point of view, and in trying to destroy prejudices on this side of the water; whether it is not, in a still higher degree, my duty to attempt the same for the other side; --for German prejudices concerning the United States are certainly not less severe, and the points in which Germany might learn from American culture not less numerous. The question is fair, and I shall soon put before the German public a book on American life--a book which deals in a detailed way with the political, economic, intellectual, and social aspects of American culture. Its purpose is to interpret systematically the democratic ideals of America." Here is the book; it fulfils the promise, and it might appear that no further explanation is needed. And yet, in sending a book into the world, I have never felt more strongly the need of prefatory excuses--excuses not for writing the book, but for agreeing to its translation into English"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
American traits : from the point of view of a German by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
29 editions published between 1901 and 2006 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
American problems from the point of view of a psychologist by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
17 editions published between 1910 and 2012 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"I naturally have accepted the American point of view more and more. Impressions which at first struck me as strange slowly have become a matter of course. My interest in American problems has not decreased on this account, but the angle from which I see them has become a new one. It is no longer the national difference but more my professional lifework which has influenced my attitude toward the public questions. Not as a German but as a psychologist I have begun to take sides as to problems which stir the nation. In this spirit the following essays are written. Of course this psychological interest determines somewhat the selection of the subjects which I discuss. Problems like those of scholarship and education, of temperance and customs, of superstition and nervousness, stand nearer to the psychologist than those of trusts and tax legislation. Some may even think that this tends to exclude the real problems before the American mind and to give attention only to the by-problems. And yet in certain respects may not the less important problems be the most important ones?"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychotherapy by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
35 editions published between 1909 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The chapters of this volume examine the psychotherapeutic agencies. After studying the foundation of psychotherapy, we shall carefully examine the practical work, its methods and its results, its possibilities and its limitations. We shall inquire finally into the place which it has to take, looking back upon its history, criticizing the present status and outlining the development which has to set in for the future, if a haphazard zigzag movement is not to destroy this great agency for human welfare by transforming it into a source of superstition and bodily danger. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved)
The eternal values by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
29 editions published between 1909 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Philosophy is a movement of thought which demands the thoroughness of the expert, and which can be followed only with concentrated attention. Everything depends upon inner consistency, and only a closely knit system can secure it. In all times only such systems have marked the great periods of philosophical insight. This must not be misunderstood. First it does not mean that the philosophical understanding of the world should lead us away from the reality of life and should rely on metaphysical speculations. On the contrary, this world of our real life is the material of our philosophical effort. In the following volume the last chapter alone faces metaphysical problems. The discussion on truth and beauty, on happiness and love, on science and art, on development and progress, on industry and law, on morality and religion, fills the bulk of the book and is not at all metaphysical. It aims to grasp our real experience in its original fullness and in its true significance. Every line of those chapters might be accepted even by those who see other ways of solving the metaphysical problem. Yet while the formulae of philosophical calculation ought not even to tempt the reader who simply wants to sip the wisdom of the world, no philosophy will really lead forward which is not after all the expression of the deepest striving of its time. The sincere conviction that this holds true for the idealistic philosophy of "The eternal values," from the start gave the real aim and meaning to this work. Throughout our life a new wave is rising, a new seeking and a new longing, a new feeling and a new certainty: may this book now help in the New World too to bring these young and yet so old ideals to clear self-consciousness and through it to inner strength and power!"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2011 APA, all rights reserved)
Psychology and life by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
34 editions published between 1899 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"(From the preface) The following book contains six essays regarding psychology as it relates to: 1) life; 2) physiology; 3) education; 4) art; 5) history; and 6) mysticism. One fundamental thought controls the book, and each essay leads only from a different point to the same central conviction. This chief aim is the separation of the conceptions of psychology from the conceptions of our real life."--(PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The film: a psychological study; the silent photoplay in 1916 by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
15 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychology and social sanity by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
21 editions published between 1914 and 2014 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author begins his preface to this 1914 work, "It has always seemed to me a particular duty of the psychologist from time to time to leave his laboratory and serve the outside interests of the community."
American patriotism and other social studies by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
12 editions published between 1913 and 1990 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war and America by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
29 editions published between 1914 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychology, general and applied by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
31 editions published between 1914 and 1925 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"It can hardly be claimed that a new textbook of psychology is needed because there is lack of old ones. On the contrary, we have a bewildering variety, and America has contributed a large and brilliant share. Yet the plan and aim of the present book are very different from all of them. One difference is indicated even by its sub-title; it includes the applied psychology as well as the general. Hitherto the textbooks have been confined to the theoretical study. The time seems ripe for bringing the psychological work into full contact with the practical efforts of civilization. The application of psychological studies to education and law, to industry and commerce, to health and hygiene, to art and science, deserves its place in the psychological curriculum. Thus the last third of this book may be a supplement to any other textbook. But the book adds to the usual material still another essential part. The psychology of our textbooks is individual psychology; this volume also includes the social psychology. Finally, the traditional psychology is confined to descriptions and explanations. Very justly, such an explanatory account of mental life omits an entirely different aspect, its inner meaning. But this meaning of the acts of our mind offers, after all, problems of its own. They must be solved; we cannot simply ignore them. This book, therefore, traces them in a special part, called Purposive Psychology. Our causal psychology is and must be a psychology without a soul; the purposive psychology culminates in the understanding of the soul and its freedom. While the addition of an applied, a social and a purposive part makes the material of this book very different from the others, its method, too, deviates in many respects from the customary procedure. The book emphasizes the principles, both the biological-physiological and the philosophical"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2008 APA, all rights reserved)
The photoplay by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
15 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the early years of the twentieth century, both psychology and motion pictures were just beginning to emerge as significant cultural forces. Published in 1916, this fascinating work from prominent psychologist Hugo Munsterberg analyzes early films from a psychological point of view
Psychology and the teacher by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
32 editions published between 1909 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book hopes to be a source of information for the teacher. It aims to present the essentials of all which modern psychology may offer to the school. Yet this is only one side of its task. Many signs indicate that a turn in the road of educational progress is near. Important changes seem unavoidable. A pedagogical unrest has set in. It is a time in which the fundamental principles and methods must be discussed with thoroughness and without prejudice. Hence it is not sufficient simply to report the psychological facts, but more important to examine carefully all the connections between psychology and education. The lack of clearness in this relation has been one of the most damaging sources of confusion in recent years. This book on psychology and education is, in a way, a continuation of my recent volumes, "On the Witness Stand" and "Psychotherapy," the one discussing the relation of psychology to law, the other to medicine. All three deal with the practical value of modern laboratory psychology for the daily life. They represent not the only, but the three most important aspects of applied psychology"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Science and idealism by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
18 editions published between 1906 and 2009 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The author discusses the relationship between idealism and the sciences. All the sciences tell us about the material system of causally connected things in space. Nature, material and mental, knows no values. Yet it is evident that this alone does not mean that there are no values in reality. The new sophists who today call themselves empiriocriticists and humanists and pragmatists want to teach us, and yet warn us against the belief in truth; they want to convince us, and yet assure us that they have no convictions. By a complete misunderstanding of transcendental philosophy, they are frightened by curious caricatures of idealism. Whatever the individual personality is trying to examine and to discover, does it not always refer to a world whose ultimate structure is determined beforehand by the possibilities of subjective experience? Every one of us lives in a chaos of experience. But by a fundamental act of our over-individual personalities, we transcend the chaos: we become intelligent subjects by creating the idea of a world which is common to us. The objective world to which all our possible knowledge and interest refer must have four large groups of absolute values: the logical, the aesthetical, the ethical, and the metaphysical values. The author examines these four groups of values and sketches the complete system of ideals. The author concludes that science falls asunder if we disbelieve in absolute ideals." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)
Hugo Münsterberg on film : the photoplay--a psychological study, and other writings by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eternal life by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
16 editions published between 1905 and 1906 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Psychologie und Wirtschaftsleben; ein Beitrag zur angewandten Experimental-psychologie by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
33 editions published between 1912 and 1997 in German and English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inhaltsübersicht: Vorwort, 1. Vorfragen, 2. Die Auslese der geeigneten Persönlichkeiten, 3. Die Gewinnung der bestmöglichen Leistungen, 4. Die Erzielung der erstrebten psychischen Wirkungen, Anmerkungen
Subconscious phenomena by Hugo Münsterberg( Book )
13 editions published between 1910 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Muensterberg, Hugo 1863-1916
Münsterberg, H.
Münsterberg, H. 1863-1916
Münsterberg, H. (Hugo), 1863-1916
Münsterberg, Hugo
Münsterberg, Hugo 1863-1916
Terberg, Hugo 1863-1916
Мюнстерберг, Гуго 1863-1916
Мюнстерберг, Гюго 1863-1916
מינסטרברג, הוגו 1863-1916
ミユンステルベルヒ, フーゴ
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