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.

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

Etymology: L, industria, diligence
the application of psychological principles and techniques to the problems of business and industry, including the selection of personnel, the motivation of workers, and the development of training programs. See also applied psychology.
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1936 saw the reconstitution of the VGB and the replacement of the simple battery of tests initially introduced with the more elaborate and more theoretically based batteries which had been developed by Martin and used in his Australian Institute of Industrial Psychology (AIIP).
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