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ERIC Number: EJ863870
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0889-4019
Hugo Munsterberg and the Origins of Vocational Guidance
Porfeli, Erik J.
Career Development Quarterly, v57 n3 p225-236 Mar 2009
Hugo Munsterberg was among the most famous psychologists in the world at the turn of the 20th century. Despite his preeminence and associations with prominent leaders in several disciples, including Frank Parsons, his abrasive personality and unpopular politics led to his work being largely ignored during the 20th century. One such work is H. Munsterberg's (1910c) "Vocation and Learning: A Popular Reading Course," which represents an early trait-and-factor psychological model of vocation. This triangular model suggests that people and vocations are composed of thinking, feeling, and willing dimensions that must be aligned to find the most suitable vocation for the person. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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