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Georgiy Smolyan1
  • 1 Institute for Systems Analysis of Russian Academy of Sciences (ISA RAS), 9 60-letiya Oktyabrya pr. , Moscow, 117312, Russian Federation

 Vladimir Zinchenko and the Making of the Industrial Psychology in the USSR

2017. Vol. 14. No. 4. P. 626–643 [issue contents]
The article presents the overview of works by V.P. Zinchenko in the field of industrial psychology from the beginning of 1960-ies to the middle of 1970-ies. These works formed the conceptual framework, determined the content and the borders of the subject domain of the industrial psychology (IP) as an independent branch of the applied psychology and played a pivotal role in the creation and development in 1960 the laboratory of industrial psychology in the Research Institute for Automatic Equipment, the main laboratory for the human factor integration in the designing and exploitation of man-machine information processing and control systems, and in 1969 – in creation and development of the department of ergonomics in the All-Russian Research Institute of Technical Aesthetics – the centre of methodological developments in the field of creation of technical equipment, controlled or used by man. The works of V.P. Zinchenko and his colleagues formed the methodological basis for numerous standards and guidebooks with practical recommendations on optimization of operator’s behavior of the automatized systems, including the complex of the State All-Union Standards for the “Man-machine systems”. All works by V.P. Zinchenko are thematically divided into five blocks.
Citation: Smolyan G. (2017) Vladimir Zinchenko and the Making of the Industrial Psychology in the USSR. Psychology. Journal of Higher School of Economics, no 4, pp. 626-643 (in Russian)
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