Screening the Psychological Laboratory: Hugo Münsterberg, Psychotechnics, and the Cinema, 1892–1916

  title={Screening the Psychological Laboratory: Hugo M{\"u}nsterberg, Psychotechnics, and the Cinema, 1892–1916},
  author={J. Blatter},
  journal={Science in Context},
  pages={53 - 76}
  • J. Blatter
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Science in Context
Argument According to Hugo Münsterberg, the direct application of experimental psychology to the practical problems of education, law, industry, and art belonged by definition to the domain of psychotechnics. Whether in the form of pedagogical prescription, interrogation technique, hiring practice, or aesthetic principle, the psychotechnical method implied bringing the psychological laboratory to bear on everyday life. There were, however, significant pitfalls to leaving behind the putative… Expand
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