applied psychology

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applied psychology n.

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applied sport psychology

applied psychology n.

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TEASDALE, John Douglas (born 1944), Special Scientific Appointment, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences (formerly Applied Psychology) Unit, 1991–2004

YULE, William (born 1940), Professor of Applied Child Psychology, King’s College London, 1987–2005, now Emeritus

SMITH, May (1879 - 1968), Senior Investigator to Industrial Health Research Board, 1920–44, formerly Lecturer in Applied Psychology at Birkbeck College, retired 1955; Visiting Professor Women’s College, Cairo, 1947 and 1948

Applied Psychology for Social Workers (Third Edition),
 Paula Nicolson, Rowan Bayne and Jenny Owen,
 Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan (Practical Social Work Series), 2006, pp. ix + 198, ISBN 13: 978 1 4039 4566 2, £17.99

THORNICROFT, Graham John - Professor of Community Psychiatry, since 1996, and Director, WHO Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (formerly Institute of Psychiatry), King’s College London; Consultant Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, since 1991; Director: King’s Improvement Science, since 2013; NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South London, since 2013


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An umbrella term covering various branches of psychology in which research findings are applied to practical problems. In clinical psychology and counselling psychology, research into mental disorders is applied with the ultimate aim of helping people with those disorders. In educational psychology and school psychology, research into problems of learning, adjustment, and behaviour among schoolchildren is applied in an effort to provide practical help to children, their parents, and their teachers. In occupational psychology and industrial/organizational psychology, the results of research into the well-being and efficiency of people in work is used to tackle problems arising in the workplace and in organizations generally. In forensic psychology and criminological psychology, problems associated with criminal behaviour, criminal investigation, and legal processes in court are addressed. In health psychology, research findings are applied to psychological aspects of health promotion and the prevention and treatment of illness. See also coaching psychology, occupational health psychology.

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