The First Generation: The Research Environment at MIT

  • Shelley Patnoe
Part of the Recent Research in Psychology book series (PSYCHOLOGY)


In the original “manifesto” establishing The Research Center for Group Dynamics, Kurt Lewin (1945) characteristically placed the Center into context. He wrote passionately about the urgency of coming to understand group life. Alluding to the nuclear age just born and to the world war just ended, he pointed out that man had come to control some aspects of nature but was still unable to manage social forces. He made a plea for research aimed at developing a scientific understanding of social dynamics.


Group Dynamics Experimental Social Psychology Working Style Creative People Institutional Attitude 
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© Shelley Patnoe 1988

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