To the 90th Anniversary of V.P. Zinchenko and V.M. Munipov — the “Fathers” of Ergonomics



The article is devoted to the anniversary dates of the outstanding Russian psychologists V.P. Zinchenko and V.M. Munipov, who have worked together for many years in the field of ergonomics and psychology. Their activities contributed to the formation of ergonomics as a scientific discipline, a change in the thinking of work designers, a shift in the focus of attention from the technical properties of products to their ergonomic properties, to the design of human activities. The article contains a short story about the formation of ergonomics as a scientific discipline in the USSR and about the role of the tandem "V.P. Zinchenko—V.M. Munipov". Their role is shown in the formation of not only ergonomics, but also practical psychology, in the maintenance, development and further transmission of the tradition of cultural-historical psychology.

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Keywords: V.P. Zinchenko, V.M. Munipov, ergonomics, ergonomic thinking, psychology, psychological practice, design, activity

Journal rubric: Memorable Dates

Article type: personalities


Received: 05.12.2021


For citation: Zaretsky V.K. To the 90th Anniversary of V.P. Zinchenko and V.M. Munipov — the “Fathers” of Ergonomics. Kul'turno-istoricheskaya psikhologiya = Cultural-Historical Psychology, 2021. Vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 137–141. DOI: 10.17759/chp.2021170415. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

Information About the Authors

Victor K. Zaretsky, PhD in Psychology, Professor, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Faculty of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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