The science of psychology is redefining what makes a successful workplace and helping to shape the technology that makes our lives easier.

Psychology’s Impact

Psychology is critical to the workplace. It helps managers at all levels of organizations select, support, motivate and train employees. It also helps businesses design products, build better workspaces and foster healthy behavior.

Through their scientific research, psychologists are discovering new ways to increase productivity, identify training and development needs, and implement policies proven to attract and retain the best employees. By studying how people interact with technology and equipment, psychologists can help make these tools more user-friendly and prevent errors, whether we are using everyday products or life-critical technologies.

Subfields

Experimental psychologists use science to explore the processes behind human and animal behavior.

Experimental Psychology

Experimental psychologists use science to explore the processes behind human and animal behavior.
Human Factors and Engineering Psychology

Human Factors and Engineering Psychology

Human factors and engineering psychologists strive to make everyday experiences easier, more comfortable and less frustrating by applying the psychological science of human behavior to the products, systems and devices we use every day.
Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Industrial and organizational psychologists use science to study human behavior in organizations and the workplace.
Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and Performance Psychology

Sport and performance psychologists use science to study human behavior and abilities in sport, exercise and performance. They help people overcome psychological barriers that can impede their achievements and professional success.