industrial psychology


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

Examples of industrial psychology in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another famous Purdue aviation alumnus, Sullenberger earned a master's degree in industrial psychology from the university in 1973. Rashika Jaipuriar, The Indianapolis Star, 20 July 2021 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, 13 July 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

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 25 May. 2024.

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