chapter  V
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As was mentioned in the last chapter, one of the fundamental principles of Taylorism was the scientific selection of the worker so that there should be correspondence between his aptitudes and the requirements of the job. Already such propositions indicated what direction the movement of rationalisation of work would take . As a matter of fact very soon the industrial psychologist appeared on the scene and joined the efficiency engineer in the workshop . There are many factors which account for this development. The most important seem to be the rapid development of experimental psychology at the beginning of this century' and the hostile reaction of the workers to the early attempts to put into practice the mechanistic principles of scientific management?