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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.
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industrial psychology

n
(Psychology) the scientific study of human behaviour and cognitive processes in relation to the working environment
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n.
the application of psychological principles and techniques to business and industrial problems, as in the development of training programs.
[1915–20]
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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.
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
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"In a time where money tends to be the top stress factor for Americans ahead of work, health concerns, and family issues, we need an ongoing scientific study of how individuals can build wealth on their own to confirm or refute myths about wealth, anecdotes, and feel-good stories," states Sarah Stanley Fallaw, industrial psychologist and president of DataPoints, a data-research and technology company.
Industrial psychologist Louis Linde said in South Africa working hard is as an excuse to run away from personal problems.
"Being on top of deadlines is almost universally a good thing," one industrial psychologist told us.
Industrial psychologist Cecile Pilapil points out the downside of living publicly-"you always become a source of criticism and ridicule."
When I was an industrial psychologist for New York Life, we put together a results-focused path that produced better performance in the beginning and tolerated zero at the end.
Where they screened by an industrial psychologist? Were the results reviewed for potential disparate impact after the tests were administered?
He utilized his background as a counseling Industrial Psychologist to assist the women at York Prison to become prepared for a job prior to leaving prison.
Louis, uses a session with an industrial psychologist as part of the hiring process.
Dr Michael Aamodt, an industrial psychologist at Radford University in Virginia, came up with the formula to work out the likelihood of success of a marriage based on the occupation of one of the partners.
According to noted industrial psychologist Frederick Herzberg, "Extrinsic satisfaction only leads to movements, not motivation." Motivated team members, on the other hand, possess an internal drive that causes them to consistently direct high levels of effort toward completing their project assignments.
Rose concludes this issue by remarking that, on reflection, the concept of maximum productivity was the mark of an industrial psychologist of a past generation.

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