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May 19, 1945

Handbook of Industrial Psychology

JAMA. 1945;128(3):242. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200082036

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This is a useful, comprehensive book whose author has had much experience. It discusses fatigue, the environment with relation to light, temperature, noise and hours and the relationship of the individual worker to the group around him. There are also chapters on vocational guidance and selection and training and on time and motion studies. Another chapter deals with the nervous temperament and expressions of nervousness in work. Also included in the general content are discussions of accidents, grievances, misfits, sick absenteeism and labor wastage and comments on methods of investigation. In these times, so much is said and so much written concerning industrial medicine, comprehensive medical plans for workers and their dependents, hospitalization schemes and similar topics that it is most beneficial to be able to refer to a publication which deals with the basic factors influencing the reactions and conduct of industrial workers. These factors are universal and arise

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