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Frederick Herzberg

1923 - 2000

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Frederick Irving Herzberg (April 18, 1923 – January 19, 2000) was an American psychologist who became one of the most influential names in business management. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Frederick Herzberg has received more than 514,687 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Frederick Herzberg is the 66th most popular psychologist (up from 79th in 2019), the 990th most popular biography from United States (up from 1,169th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Psychologist.

Herzberg is most famous for his two-factor theory of motivation. The theory proposes that there are two basic factors of motivation: the "hygiene factors" (e.g. salary, working conditions) and the "motivators" (e.g. responsibility, recognition).

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Among psychologists, Frederick Herzberg ranks 66 out of 183Before him are Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Edward C. Tolman, Pierre Janet, Margaret Mahler, Timothy Leary, and Ernst Kretschmer. After him are Bruno Bettelheim, Edward B. Titchener, Stanislav Grof, G. Stanley Hall, David Wechsler, and Kurt Koffka.

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Among people born in 1923, Frederick Herzberg ranks 34Before him are Arvid Carlsson, Lee Teng-hui, Markus Wolf, Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, Antoni Tàpies, and Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria. After him are René Girard, Mauno Koivisto, Diane Arbus, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya, Morris, and Alice Miller. Among people deceased in 2000, Frederick Herzberg ranks 28Before him are Tommaso Buscetta, Louis Néel, Jason Robards, Empress Kōjun, Steve Reeves, and Sirimavo Bandaranaike. After him are Arkan, Lila Kedrova, Anatoly Sobchak, Gino Bartali, Ofra Haza, and John Gielgud.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Frederick Herzberg ranks 990 out of 18,182Before him are Matt Groening (1954), Joseph L. Mankiewicz (1909), L. Frank Baum (1856), George Dantzig (1914), Jerome Isaac Friedman (1930), and Winona Ryder (1971). After him are Cyndi Lauper (1953), Richard Thaler (1945), Vera Rubin (1928), Elliott Gould (1938), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), and Willie Nelson (1933).

Among PSYCHOLOGISTS In United States

Among psychologists born in United States, Frederick Herzberg ranks 25Before him are Stanley Milgram (1933), Martin Seligman (1942), Leon Festinger (1919), Roger Wolcott Sperry (1913), Edward C. Tolman (1886), and Timothy Leary (1920). After him are G. Stanley Hall (1846), Mary Ainsworth (1913), Harry Harlow (1905), David McClelland (1917), Walter Bradford Cannon (1871), and Benjamin Bloom (1913).