Walter Dill Scott (May 1, 1869 – September 24, 1955) was one of the first applied psychologists. He applied psychology to various business practices such as personnel selection and advertising.
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Ph.D. in psychology, University of Leipzig, 1900, under W. Wundt*
Appointments & Honors
1901-39, Northwestern University, until 1920, taught psychology, since 1920, president
1912-21, president, The Scott Co., a personnel consulting firm
1916-17, director of salesmanship research, Carnegie Institute of Technology
president, American Psychological Association, 1919