This is a brief retrospective account of the emergence of engineering psychologists in the military, academia, the aviation industry, troubleshooting system problems, consulting, and course setting for civil and military agencies.
Roscoe provides an overview of the field and its linkage with human factors; the driving forces within the field in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s; and the contributions of key individuals, including McFarland, Williams, Fitts, Flanagan, Mead, Chapanis, Licklider, Melton, and many others.
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