Handbook of Applied Psychology - Vol. 1

Handbook of Applied Psychology - Vol. 1

Handbook of Applied Psychology - Vol. 1

Handbook of Applied Psychology - Vol. 1

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This Handbook is intended to serve three purposes: (1) to provide a comprehensive survey of applied psychology that differs in point of view from the treatment usually found in textbooks; (2) to provide a detailed account of specialization in professional work that will show how psychologists apply the principles, techniques, and experimental findings of scientific psychology to the solution of everyday practical problems of society; and (3) to provide a description of the organization and administration of professional psychology, its standards and requirements, its relationships with other professions, and its contributions to their practice.

The Handbook has been arranged as follows: the first large unit, consisting of Chapters I, II, and III, presents the general applications of psychology to group living and to individual efficiency and adjustment. References recommended by the contributors for further general reading are given at the conclusion of each of the sections. A separate bibliography for the chapters of this first unit will be found at the back of the book (A Selected and Classified Bibliography: A. Individual and Group Living).

A second large unit of the Handbook consists of Chapters IV through VIII, which have to do with the applications of psychology to business and industry. For this unit there are two bibliographies: B. Personnel Psychology, for Chapters IV and V, which are concerned with selection and training; and C. Industrial and Business Psychology, for Chapters VI, VII, and VIII, which are concerned with transportation, marketing, and the industrial problems of the worker.

A third unit has to do with the applications of psychology to education (Chapters IX and X); there is a separate bibliography (D. Educational Psychology) for this unit. The fourth unit, including Chapters XI through XIII, deals with various clinical applications; E. Clinical Psychology is the bibliography designed to accompany these chapters.

The last unit of the book, consisting of Chapters XIV through XVIII, is composed of contributions concerned with various professional matters: problems of independent practice, relations with other professions, the contributions of psychology to the professions and the arts, the administration . . .

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