Applied

About Applied Psychology

Researchers in the Applied Psychology area focus their efforts broadly on an examination of how psychological theory and an understanding of human capabilities can be used to solve practically-oriented, “real-world” problems, which is done in laboratory and field settings, including educational, business, government, military, and health contexts.

Research is conducted by drawing on a range of research methodologies, including cutting-edge visualization and simulation techniques. Current core faculty members are examining topics that include:

  • Employee recruitment and retention
  • Negotiation and conflict resolution in the context of program and policy evaluation
  • The application of psychology to aerospace and systems engineering
  • Medical decision-making and patient safety
  • The development of more effective interactive, human-oriented computer technologies