industrial psychology

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in·dus·tri·al psy·chol·o·gy

the application of the principles of psychology to problems in business and industry.
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industrial psychology

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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