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The Resource Histories of human engineering : tact and technology, Maarten Derksen, University of Groningen

Histories of human engineering : tact and technology, Maarten Derksen, University of Groningen

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Histories of human engineering : tact and technology
Title
Histories of human engineering
Title remainder
tact and technology
Statement of responsibility
Maarten Derksen, University of Groningen
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The dream of control over human behaviour is an old dream, shared by many cultures. This fascinating account of the histories of human engineering describes how technologies of managing individuals and groups were developed from the nineteenth century to the present day, ranging from brainwashing and mind control to Dale Carnegie's art of dealing with people. Derksen reveals that common to all of them is the perpetual tension between the desire to control people's behaviour and the resistance this provokes. Thus to influence other people successfully, technology had to be combined with tact: with a personal touch, with a subtle hint, or with outright deception, manipulations are made palatable or invisible. Combining psychological history and theory with insights from science and technology studies and rhetorical scholarship, Derksen offers a fresh perspective on human engineering that will appeal to those interested in the history of psychology and the history of technology
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1964-
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Derksen, Maarten
Dewey number
150.19/43
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Behaviorism (Psychology)
  • Human behavior
  • Behavior modification
Label
Histories of human engineering : tact and technology, Maarten Derksen, University of Groningen
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Contents
Introduction -- Tact and technology -- Scientific management and the human factor -- 'Social technology' -- Dale Carnegie and the fine art of dealing with people -- Karl Popper's social technology and the personal element -- Tactful leadership -- Mind control -- The priming saga: the subtle technology of psychological experimentation -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107414921
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107414921
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781107414921
Label
Histories of human engineering : tact and technology, Maarten Derksen, University of Groningen
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 07 Jul 2017)
Contents
Introduction -- Tact and technology -- Scientific management and the human factor -- 'Social technology' -- Dale Carnegie and the fine art of dealing with people -- Karl Popper's social technology and the personal element -- Tactful leadership -- Mind control -- The priming saga: the subtle technology of psychological experimentation -- Conclusion
Control code
CR9781107414921
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 270 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107414921
Isbn Type
(ebook)
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
CR9781107414921

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