Definition of occupational psychology in English:

occupational psychology


mass noun
  • The study of human behaviour at work, including methods of selecting personnel, improving productivity, and coping with stress.

    • ‘She went on to get a PhD in occupational psychology.’
    • ‘Cary Cooper is head of occupational psychology at Lancaster University's management school.’
    • ‘My BA in psychology and MA in human resources and occupational psychology from UCC have proved very useful in my career to date.’
    • ‘She joined the Metropolitan Police in 1973 under the graduate entry scheme and later gained a PhD in occupational psychology.’