industrial psychology


Definition of industrial psychology

: the application of the findings and methods of experimental, clinical, and social psychology to industrial concerns

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industrial psychologist noun

Examples of industrial psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brian Crawford, a former fire chief who now is the city administrator in Shreveport, La., has a master’s degree in industrial psychology and has studied how firefighters think and behave. Mike Hendricks, kansascity, "Fire departments fight a culture that saves — and costs — lives," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of industrial psychology

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of industrial psychology was circa 1924

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“Industrial psychology.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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