industrial psychology


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industrial psychology

n.
The branch of applied psychology that is concerned with efficient management of an industrial labor force and especially with problems encountered by workers in a mechanized environment.

industrial psychologist n.

industrial psychology

n
(Psychology) the scientific study of human behaviour and cognitive processes in relation to the working environment

indus′trial psychol′ogy


n.
the application of psychological principles and techniques to business and industrial problems, as in the development of training programs.
[1915–20]

industrial psychology

The study of the effects of such things as working conditions, stress, morale, and rewards on the efficiency of workers.
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Noun1.industrial psychology - any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.industrial psychology - any of several branches of psychology that seek to apply psychological principles to practical problems of education or industry or marketing etc.
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Walsh earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Psychology from the University of Illinois and a master's degree in Industrial Labor Relations from Cornell University, Ithaca, N.
Johnson, "How the Negro Fits in Northern Industries," Industrial Psychology I (June, 1926): 408; Herman Feldman, Racial Factors in American Industry (New York, 1931), 52-55; "Racial Adaptability to Various Types of Work," employment chart of the Central Tube Company, Pittsburgh, 1925, reproduced in John Bodnar, Roger Simon, and Michael Weber, Lives of Their Own: Blacks, Italians and Poles in Pittsburgh, 1900-1960 (Urbana, 1982), 240; Joyce Shaw Peterson, American Automobile Workers, 1900-1933 (Albany, 1987), 25; Trotter, Black Milwaukeee, 12, 15; Gottleib, Making Their Own Way, 99; Jack Conroy, The Disinherited (New York, 1933), 247.
In industrial psychology, "much research shows that unless they are rewarded more highly, people who have high inputs tend to be most dissatisfied" (Lawler |1973, 140~.
They're currently coming from management development, industrial psychology, human resources and organizational development.
He and Jan Du Toit, a professor in the Department of Industrial Psychology at the University of Stellenbosch, set about creating a centre on the church grounds to train people in various craft skills.
To help you determine proper proximity in one-on-one interactions, Pater, who holds a master's degree in industrial psychology and is the author of Leading From Within: Martial Arts Skills for Dynamic Business and Management (Park Street Press, $16.
1944 Some Considerations in Selecting the Army Test Battery, Bulletin of Industrial Psychology and Personnel Practice 2, 1.
But, "After exposure to the work environment, some students of industrial psychology complain about not understanding the deeper meaning of behavior in the organization," write industrial psychologists Frans Cilliers and Pieter Koortzen in "The Psychodynamic View of Organizational Behavior," published last year in SIOP's journal, The Industrial/Organizational Psychologist.
First, by using technology adapted from select martial arts, kinesiology, ergonomics, industrial psychology and practical, on-the-job experience, the program educates staff on injury prevention.
The Gilbreths' interest in industrial psychology continued throughout their lives and was demonstrated by Lillian's participation in various US government committees on subjects ranging from unemployment and war production to problems related to ageing and disability.
Personality assessments have been widely used in business since the advent of industrial psychology.
Warner Burke (Edward Lee Thorndike Professor of Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where he also serves as the Chair of the Department of Organization and Leadership) continues to be esteemed and recommended as a graduate school level text for university course work in the disciplines of industrial psychology, business administration, and organizational behavior.

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