Katz, Daniel, 1903-1998

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Birth 1903-07-19
Death 1998-02-28
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Professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, program director of Survey Research Center.

From the description of Daniel Katz papers, 1947-1973. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421061

University of Michigan psychology professor Daniel Katz was a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of social psychology and organizational behavior;

he also made major contributions to the study of national attitudes and race relations. He is perhaps best known as the co-author (with Robert Kahn) of The Social Psychology of Organizations, which was published in 1966 and is widely considered to have been a seminal work in the discipline of social psychology.

Before 1928 and 1943, Katz was on the faculty of Princeton University's Psychology Department; he left in 1943 to become the first chairman of the Department of Psychology at Brooklyn College. During the Second World War he served as research director for the Division of Surveys of the Office of War Information, and as a research analyst for the War Department.

Katz and a number of the social scientists he worked with during the war years formed the core of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan.

In 1947, Katz became a program director of ISR, where he researched human relations and management practices, including the role of worker participation in decision-making. Simultaneously, Katz became a professor of psychology. With Theodore Newcomb, he was instrumental in developing Michigan's doctoral program in social psychology.

Professor Katz carried out much of his research abroad, visiting Norway as a Fulbright scholar in 1951, and returning as a National Science Foundation Senior Fellow in 1957. As part of "A Study of National Attitudes and Values," Katz worked at the Belgrade Center from 1968 to 1969, where he directed field surveys in four Yugoslav republics. He also worked in Greece during this period, and was visiting professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark from 1971 to 1972.

Over the course of his career, Katz published numerous articles and co-authored several books. He also edited or served on the editorial board of a variety of journals. Katz was active in several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Organization for Comparative Social Relations. Katz died February 28, 1998.

From the description of Daniel Katz papers, 1925-1997. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 81063408

University of Michigan psychology professor. Daniel Katz was a nationally recognized scholar in the fields of social psychology and organizational behavior;

he also made major contributions to the study of national attitudes and race relations. He is perhaps best known as the co-author (with Robert Kahn) of The Social Psychology of Organizations, which was published in 1966 and is widely considered to have been a seminal work in the discipline of social psychology.

Before 1928 and 1943, Katz was on the faculty of Princeton University's Psychology Department; he left in 1943 to become the first chairman of the Department of Psychology at Brooklyn College. During the Second World War he served as research director for the Division of Surveys of the Office of War Information, and as a research analyst for the War Department.

Katz and a number of the social scientists he worked with during the war years formed the core of the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan.

In 1947, Katz became a program director of ISR, where he researched human relations and management practices, including the role of worker participation in decision-making. Simultaneously, Katz became a professor of psychology. With Theodore Newcomb, he was instrumental in developing Michigan's doctoral program in social psychology.

Professor Katz carried out much of his research abroad, visiting Norway as a Fulbright scholar in 1951, and returning as a National Science Foundation Senior Fellow in 1957. As part of "A Study of National Attitudes and Values," Katz worked at the Belgrade Center from 1968 to 1969, where he directed field surveys in four Yugoslav republics. He also worked in Greece during this period, and was visiting professor at the University of Aarhus, Denmark from 1971 to 1972.

Over the course of his career, Katz published numerous articles and co-authored several books. He also edited or served on the editorial board of a variety of journals. Katz was active in several professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association, the Industrial Relations Research Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, and the Organization for Comparative Social Relations. Katz died February 28, 1998.

From the description of Daniel Katz papers, 1925-1997. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 85778370

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