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Erich Fromm Lecture 2018

On Tuesday, November 22, 2018, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Weber from Innsbruck University held the Erich Fromm Lecture 2018 at the IPU Berlin. Topic of the lecture was:

Radical humanistic perspectives in industrial psychology

Abstract: Concepts of analytical social psychology in the tradition of Erich Fromm - according to Wolfgang Weber's analysis - can contribute to broadening the often economically narrowed view in industrial and organizational psychology.

The professor of applied psychology shows connections between current perspectives in work and organizational psychology (e.g., Self-Determination Theory, Psychological Ownership, Emotion Work) and Erich Fromm's approaches such as existential human needs, social character, or to humane conditions of work and a democratic economy. Weber's research results on the effects of democratic corporate structures and a sociomoral corporate climate on motivation, prosocial attitudes as well as civic behavior of employees in companies and in society speak for the topicality of a social analysis inspired by Erich Fromm.