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September 16, 1950

The Psychologist in Industry

JAMA. 1950;144(3):280. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920030068031

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In the preface of this brochure, the following statement of purpose is made:

"This monograph presents an introduction to the psychologist's field of work in industry: a description of techniques utilized in evaluating the worker's mental and emotional equipment, a consideration of selected topics reflecting the worker's attitude toward his job, his working environment, his employer and his associates, and a brief discussion of industrial problem cases."

In the context which follows, this purpose is fulfilled, with the result that a splendid presentation is made in the way of a thumbnail sketch of the interviewing technics and testing methods utilized in the employment procedures in American business and industry. A chapter of 10 pages includes the technic of "Observing the Worker on the Job." Another and final chapter deals with "Counseling the Worker."

The brochure is of value not only in that it summarizes in a brief manner the broad

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