Elton Mayo

1880 - 1949

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George Elton Mayo (26 December 1880 – 7 September 1949) was an Australian born psychologist, industrial researcher, and organizational theorist. Mayo was formally trained at the University of Adelaide, acquiring a Bachelor of Arts Degree graduating with First Class Honours, majoring in philosophy and psychology, and was later awarded an honorary Master of Arts Degree from the University of Queensland (UQ). While in Queensland, Mayo served on the University's war committee and pioneered research into the psychoanalytic treatment of shell-shock. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Elton Mayo has received more than 603,907 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Elton Mayo is the 47th most popular psychologist (down from 42nd in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Australia (up from 8th in 2019) and the most popular Australian Psychologist.

Elton Mayo is most famous for his contributions to the Hawthorne Studies. The Hawthorne Studies were a series of experiments that were conducted at the Hawthorne Plant in Cicero, Illinois. The experiments were based on the idea that workers would be more productive if they felt like they were being treated as individuals.

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Among psychologists, Elton Mayo ranks 47 out of 182Before him are Howard Gardner, Geert Hofstede, Albert Ellis, Raymond Cattell, Sabina Spielrein, and Donald Winnicott. After him are Wolfgang Köhler, Max Wertheimer, Sándor Ferenczi, Leon Festinger, Alexander Luria, and Aaron T. Beck.

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Among people born in 1880, Elton Mayo ranks 19Before him are André Derain, Paul Hausser, Wilhelm List, Manuel Azaña, Werner von Fritsch, and Otto Weininger. After him are Premchand, Ze'ev Jabotinsky, Bruno Taut, Max Wertheimer, Alexander Blok, and Michel Fokine. Among people deceased in 1949, Elton Mayo ranks 14Before him are James Ensor, Charles Ponzi, Hassan al-Banna, Louis II, Prince of Monaco, Kim Jong-suk, and Victor Fleming. After him are Klaus Mann, Axel Munthe, Friedrich Bergius, Nathuram Godse, August Krogh, and Kim Koo.

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In Australia

Among people born in Australia, Elton Mayo ranks 6 out of 790Before him are Lawrence Bragg (1890), George Lazenby (1939), Geoffrey Rush (1951), Paul Hogan (1939), and Errol Flynn (1909). After him are Jack Brabham (1926), Heath Ledger (1979), Rupert Murdoch (1931), Cate Blanchett (1969), Chris Hemsworth (1983), and Rod Laver (1938).

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Among psychologists born in Australia, Elton Mayo ranks 1