2nd Edition

Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Edited By Laura L. Koppes Bryan Copyright 2021
    338 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    338 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Second Edition updates the first edition with the latest creative and scholarly views of I-O psychology to provide a complete, up-to-date understanding of this discipline’s history within a contemporary context.

    This new edition includes updated chapters from the first edition as well as three completely new chapters: a history of LGBTQ+ employees’ workplace experiences, the evolution of worker well-being and work-life issues, and a reflection on the importance of context when studying workplaces and whether or not the science and practice of I-O psychology is prepared for the future. Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Second Edition compiles chapters written from the historical perspectives of I-O psychologists, historians, and other experts in their fields, all of whom use historical analyses as the method of inquiry rather than provide summarized overviews of the topics. Chapter authors rely on archival materials, primary and secondary sources, as well as interviews with luminaries and experts.

    Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Second Edition is essential reading for contemporary and aspiring scholars of I-O psychology and related fields, such as history of psychology, human resource management, organizational behavior, and public administration. Both scientists and practitioners will benefit from reading this text.

    1 Precursors and the Beginning of an Applied Psychology for Business and Industry

    Laura Koppes Bryan and Wade Pickren

    2 Early Contributors to the Science and Practice of Industrial Psychology

    Andrew J. Vinchur and Laura Koppes Bryan

    3 Four Persistent Themes Throughout the History of I-O Psychology in the United States

    Michael J. Zickar and Robert E. Gibby

    4 I-O Psychology around the World: A Snapshot of Historical Roots

    Jennifer Feitosa and Jessica Sim

    5 Influence of Formal and Informal Organizations on the Development of I-O Psychology

    Herbert H. Meyer

    6 A History of Psychology Applied to Employee Selection

    Andrew J. Vinchur

    7 A Contemporary History of Job Analysis in the United States

    Elizabeth L. Shoenfelt

    8 A History of Performance Management

    Paul E. Levy, Montana L. Drawbaugh, and James L. Farr

    9 A Historical Review of the Study of U.S. LGBTQ Employees’ Workplace Experiences

    Arturia Melson-Silimon, Nicholas P. Salter, and Nathan T. Carter


    10 The Dubious Legacy of Early "O"-Side Interventions

    Scott Highhouse

    11 The Study of Work Motivation in the 20th and 21st Centuries

    Gary P. Latham and Marie-Hélène Budworth

    12 Leadership: A Critical Historical Analysis of the Influence of Leader Traits

    Stephen J. Zaccaro, David V. Day, and Katelyn Hedrick

    13 Work Teams in Organizations: A Historical Reflection and (New) Lessons Learned

    Natalie Croitoru and Eduardo Salas

    14 The Evolution of Worker Well-Being and Work-Life Issues

    Leslie B. Hammer and Jacquelyn M. Brady

    15 Reflections on the Importance of Context (with the benefit of 2020 hindsight)

    Richard J. Klimoski


    Laura Koppes Bryan is the T.G. Lewis Faculty Scholar in Organizational Behavior with an emphasis on positive psychology at the University of Kentucky Lewis Honors College. She is a U.S. Fulbright Scholar and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.

    "A great read and an essential book for any Industrial and Organizational Psychologist, but also anyone in the adjacent disciplines such as HR and Talent Management. Understanding the history and development of key work content areas amplifies our ability to have even more positive impact in the present and future."Steven Rogelberg, UNC Charlotte, USA

    "I-O psychology is a primary contributor to the global field of applied organizational science. The point in studying history is to learn from past progress and setbacks to enable future successes – this second edition does that superbly. The nature of work is changing, and so is I-O." —Milton D. Hakel, Bowling Green State University, USA

    "In 40+ years of teaching I have stressed the importance of history. Dr. Koppes Bryan has assembled a wonderful volume including important chapters from some of the most knowledgeable scholars in our field. The range of topics from Selection to Performance Management on the "I" side to "O" oriented areas including Motivation and Work & Well-Being is impressive. The reader gets a perspective on where the field has been and where it might be going." —Rick Jacobs, Penn State University, USA

    "I'm a huge believer in the need to understand our past to effectively face the future. Laura Koppes Bryan has long been in the forefront on the history of the field, and here she has assembled a strong team of contributors to give an exceptionally wide-ranging look at our history." —Paul Sackette, University of Minnesota, USA

    "This invaluable collection of perspectives tells the 'inside story' of how I-O psychology evolved consistent with a scientist-practitioner orientation. It is an important update to the previous edition as it reflects continuing advancements in the field and an additional emphasis on worker well-being. Readers will find particular value in the candid portrayal of events and key figures across changing societal and professional contexts." —William H. Macey, CultureFactors, USA

    "The first edition was an important contribution to the intellectual history of Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology. The 2020 edition strengthens what were already exceptional treatments of the multi-faceted history of I-O Psychology and reveals an evolving field with important new perspectives about work teams, work analysis, worker well-being, and LGBTQ worker experiences." —Leaetta Hough, President and Founder of Dunnette Group, Ltd., USA