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Industrial Psychology

An Industrial Psychology Major examines the application of psychological theories, research methods, and intervention strategies to workplace issues. Industrial Psychologists are interested in making organizations more productive while ensuring workers are able to lead physically and psychologically healthy lives. Relevant topics include personnel psychology, motivation and leadership, employee selection, training and development, organization development and guided change, organizational behavior, and work and family issues. Industrial Psychologists who work for an organization are most likely to work in the HR (human resources) department. However, many Industrial Psychologists pursue careers as independent consultants or applied academic researchers.