applied psychology


Summary: The science which utilizes psychologic principles to derive more effective means in dealing with practical problems.

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  1. Dunlap W, Burke M, Smith Crowe K. Accurate tests of statistical significance for r(WG) and average deviation interrater agreement indexes. J Appl Psychol. 2003;88:356-62 pubmed
    ..that the most common statistical significance test used with r(WG)-type interrater agreement indexes in applied psychology, based on the chi-square distribution, is flawed and inaccurate...
  2. Hayes S. Taxonomy as a contextualist views it. J Clin Psychol. 2004;60:1231-5 pubmed
  3. Brown J, Cogan K. Ethical clinical practice and sport psychology: when two worlds collide. Ethics Behav. 2006;16:15-23 pubmed
    ..own practices, the authors offer insight into potential ethical dilemmas that may frequently develop in an applied psychology setting in which sport psychology is also being practiced...
  4. Pauline J, Pauline G, Johnson S, Gamble K. Ethical issues in exercise psychology. Ethics Behav. 2006;16:61-76 pubmed
  5. Maxwell S, Cole D. Bias in cross-sectional analyses of longitudinal mediation. Psychol Methods. 2007;12:23-44 pubmed
  6. Corlettt E, Stapleton C. The Ergonomics Society--the Society Lectures 1999: the Ergonomics Society: 50 years of growth. Ergonomics. 2001;44:1265-77 pubmed
    ..The consequences of these developments for the expansion of a recognition of the contribution of ergonomics, and the position of professionals in the international scene are touched upon. ..
  7. Hayward D, Eikeseth S, Gale C, Morgan S. Assessing progress during treatment for young children with autism receiving intensive behavioural interventions. Autism. 2009;13:613-33 pubmed publisher
    ..Mean IQ for participants in both groups increased by 16 points between intake and follow-up. These findings are consistent with previous studies demonstrating the benefits of ABA treatment. ..
  8. Cornish F. Let's get real (with a small 'r'): for a health psychology that prioritizes the concrete. J Health Psychol. 2009;14:638-42 pubmed publisher
    ..To further the pursuit of the concrete, I suggest that critical health psychology is in particular need of exemplars of critical health psychology in action, rather than reflexive commentary on critical health psychology itself. ..
  9. . John P. Campbell: award for distinguished scientific applications of psychology. Am Psychol. 2006;61:790-792 pubmed publisher
    ..quot; A brief profile and a selected bibliography accompany the citation. ((c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). ..

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  1. Murphy E, McSweeney F, Smith R, McComas J. Dynamic changes in reinforcer effectiveness: theoretical, methodological, and practical implications for applied research. J Appl Behav Anal. 2003;36:421-38 pubmed
    ..g., extinction, behavioral contrast), and it may provide a more precise and accurate description of the dynamics of many different types of behavior. ..
  2. Burke M, Brief A, George J. The role of negative affectivity in understanding relations between self-reports of stressors and strains: a comment on the applied psychology literature. J Appl Psychol. 1993;78:402-12 pubmed
    ..The results of these reanalyses, contrary to the assertions of several authors in the applied psychology literature, offered further support for the hypothesized "nuisance" properties of NA in studies ..
  3. Mark J. Psychiatry in La-La Land. Psychiatr Serv. 2003;54:1165-6; author reply 1166 pubmed
  4. Hills L, Utley A. Reflections on providing sport science support for athletes with learning difficulties. Disabil Rehabil. 2010;32:1488-94 pubmed publisher
    ..However, sport scientists will need to consider ways to extend their practice in order to provide the appropriate level of support. ..
  5. . Gail S. Goodman: Award for Distinguished Professional Contributions to Applied Research. Am Psychol. 2005;60:870-2 pubmed
  6. Goeters K. The recruitment and organizational integration of space personnel. Acta Astronaut. 1988;17:227-9 pubmed
    ..Generalizable results of the European selection campaign for Spacelab are reported. Additionally, some aspects of the organizational integration of astronauts are listed. ..
  7. Kennedy R, Turnage J. Reliability generalization: a viable key for establishing validity generalization. Percept Mot Skills. 1991;72:297-8 pubmed
    ..74, suggesting constancy of reliability over diverse experiments. A value from a new test can help index reliability of tests not previously studied. ..
  8. Razavi D, Delvaux N, Marchal S, Bredart A, Farvacques C, Paesmans M. The effects of a 24-h psychological training program on attitudes, communication skills and occupational stress in oncology: a randomised study. Eur J Cancer. 1993;29A:1858-63 pubmed
    ..S. (P = 0.02). The results indicate that 24-h P.T.P. assessed here are effective. The data also demonstrate the need to consolidate the skills acquired by regular post-training sessions. ..
  9. Chidester T, Helmreich R, Gregorich S, Geis C. Pilot personality and crew coordination: implications for training and selection. Int J Aviat Psychol. 1991;1:25-44 pubmed
    ..Three different profiles were identified through cluster analysis of personality scales. These clusters replicated across samples and predicted attitude change following training in crew coordination. ..
  10. Masser B, White K, Hyde M, Terry D. The psychology of blood donation: current research and future directions. Transfus Med Rev. 2008;22:215-33 pubmed publisher
  11. Schoenwald S, Sheidow A, Letourneau E, Liao J. Transportability of multisystemic therapy: evidence for multilevel influences. Ment Health Serv Res. 2003;5:223-39 pubmed
    ..Implications for the transfer of evidence-based psychosocial treatments for youth to usual care practice settings are discussed. ..
  12. Soar Filho E. [The client-doctor interaction]. Rev Assoc Med Bras (1992). 1998;44:35-42 pubmed
    ..Some procedures in order to establish a good work alliance with the client, and make some remarks about the desirable personal attributes of the doctor are suggest. ..
  13. Benjamin L. Hugo Münsterberg's attack on the application of scientific psychology. J Appl Psychol. 2006;91:414-25 pubmed
    No individual in the early history of American psychology is more identified with the promotion of applied psychology than Hugo Münsterberg, whose books and articles on applied topics such as industrial psychology, forensic psychology, ..
  14. Ligh R, Gerber H. Comfort zones. Making the right impression with your office design. Dent Today. 2003;22:88-91 pubmed
  15. Gracely R. A pain psychologist's view of tenderness in fibromyalgia. J Rheumatol. 2007;34:912-3 pubmed
  16. Canter M. Reflections on receiving an award. Am Psychol. 2000;55:1304-11 pubmed
    Reflecting on the events that culminated in her receiving the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Applied Psychology as a Professional Practice, Canter, an independent practitioner, discusses the road she traveled to become a ..
  17. Kaiser M, Montegut M, Proffitt D. Rotational and translational components of motion parallax: observers' sensitivity and implications for three-dimensional computer graphics. J Exp Psychol Appl. 1995;1:321-31 pubmed
    ..In 3 experiments, observers were found to be consistently less sensitive to rotational anomalies. The implications of these findings for kinetic depth effect displays and billboarding techniques are discussed. ..
  18. Silver R. Practicing professional psychology. Am Psychol. 2001;56:1008-14 pubmed
    ..The discussion includes descriptions of specialization and expansion of practice areas, as well as the need for involvement in advocacy activities and professional associations. ..
  19. Greenway P, Milne L. Rorschach Comprehensive System data for a sample of 128 adult nonpatients from Australia. J Pers Assess. 2007;89 Suppl 1:S20-5 pubmed
    ..The exclusion criteria are described and the interrater reliability statistics for several CS variables as well as descriptive statistics are presented. ..
  20. Kugelmann R. Neoscholastic psychology revisited. Hist Psychol. 2005;8:131-175 pubmed publisher
    ..Neoscholasticism gave psychologists concerned with philosophical questions impetus to turn to phenomenology, existentialism, and humanistic psychology. ..
  21. Mudford O, Taylor S, Martin N. Continuous recording and interobserver agreement algorithms reported in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (1995-2005). J Appl Behav Anal. 2009;42:165-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Having identified these currently popular agreement computation algorithms, we explain them to assist researchers, software writers, and other consumers of JABA articles. ..
  22. Vealey R. Current status and prominent issues in sport psychology interventions. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 1994;26:495-502 pubmed
  23. Hunsley J, Meyer G. The incremental validity of psychological testing and assessment: conceptual, methodological, and statistical issues. Psychol Assess. 2003;15:446-55 pubmed
    There has been insufficient effort in most areas of applied psychology to evaluate incremental validity...
  24. Lerman D. From the laboratory to community application: translational research in behavior analysis. J Appl Behav Anal. 2003;36:415-9 pubmed
  25. Fulton Suri J. The Ergonomics Society--the Society Lectures 1999: the next 50 years: future challenges and opportunities for empathy in our science. Ergonomics. 2001;44:1278-89 pubmed
    ..Care is needed to balance empathy with systematic observation in the tradition of the scientific method; the power of empathy is in combining it with objective methods to make full use of our abilities as human scientists. ..
  26. Lubinski D. Scientific and social significance of assessing individual differences: "sinking shafts at a few critical points". Annu Rev Psychol. 2000;51:405-44 pubmed
    ..For understanding fully complex human phenomena such as crime, eminence, and educational-vocational development, such a multifaceted approach is likely to be the most productive. ..
  27. Hulskers H, Niederer Frei I. [Nurse practitioners as counselors]. Pflege. 1997;10:80-5 pubmed
    ..The article sums up a thesis completed at the end of a course on organizational development, team counselling, supervision, and coaching under the auspices of the Swiss Association for Applied Psychology (SAAP).
  28. Ferrando P. A graded response model for measuring person reliability. Br J Math Stat Psychol. 2009;62:641-62 pubmed publisher
    ..The accuracy of the person estimates is assessed by means of simulation studies. Finally, all the developments are illustrated using three empirical examples in personality measurement. ..
  29. Hibberd F. John Anderson's development of (situational) realism and its bearing on psychology today. Hist Human Sci. 2009;22:63-92 pubmed
  30. Arvey R, Murphy K. Performance evaluation in work settings. Annu Rev Psychol. 1998;49:141-68 pubmed
    ..There is also an increased optimism regarding the use of supervisory ratings and recognition that such "subjective" appraisal instruments do not automatically translate into rater error or bias. ..
  31. Foschi R, Cicciola E. Politics and naturalism in the 20th century psychology of Alfred Binet. Hist Psychol. 2006;9:267-89 pubmed
  32. Gorter R, den Dekker J, Schut H, Eijkman M. [Communication and dental practice. Practica in social dentistry and information]. Ned Tijdschr Tandheelkd. 1994;101:365-9 pubmed
    ..Students consider these courses useful and relevant for future dental practice. This is especially true in case the direct relevance for clinical practice is clear. ..
  33. Elliott E. Oral rehydration therapy: applied physiology. Clin Med (Lond). 2008;8:296-7 pubmed
  34. Eysenck M. Applied cognitive psychology: Implications of cognitive psychology for clinical psychology and psychotherapy. J Clin Psychol. 2004;60:393-404 pubmed
    ..In sum, it is claimed that clinical psychology has benefited considerably from cognitive theory and research. ..
  35. Jensen I, Nygren A, Gamberale F, Goldie I, Westerholm P, Jonsson E. The role of the psychologist in multidisciplinary treatments for chronic neck and shoulder pain: a controlled cost-effectiveness study. Scand J Rehabil Med. 1995;27:19-26 pubmed
    ..It is concluded that in terms of input of clinical psychology, the treatment setting with the "coaching" technique proved to be the most cost-effective use of the psychologist in the two treatment settings investigated. ..
  36. Simonton D. Scientific creativity as constrained stochastic behavior: the integration of product, person, and process perspectives. Psychol Bull. 2003;129:475-94 pubmed
    ..The author closes the article by arguing that all 3 perspectives--regarding the product, person, and process--must be integrated into a unified view of scientific creativity. ..
  37. Rogers R. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing...emerging Miranda research and professional roles for psychologists. Am Psychol. 2008;63:776-87 pubmed publisher
    ..Professional roles for psychologists are explored for Miranda issues that incorporate education, community consultation, forensic practice, and applied research. ..
  38. Weinberg R, Comar W. The effectiveness of psychological interventions in competitive sport. Sports Med. 1994;18:406-18 pubmed
    ..Continued quantitative and qualitative research needs to be conducted so that a better understanding is gained of how to conduct psychological interventions with athletes that will enhance performance as well as personal growth. ..
  39. St Peter Pipkin C, Vollmer T. Applied implications of reinforcement history effects. J Appl Behav Anal. 2009;42:83-103 pubmed publisher
    ..The focus is on reinforcement history effects in the context of reinforcement schedules commonly used either to strengthen behavior (e.g., interval schedules) or commonly used to decrease behavior (e.g., extinction). ..
  40. Pind J. Gudmundur Finnbogason, "sympathetic understanding," and early Icelandic psychology. Hist Psychol. 2008;11:75-100 pubmed publisher
    ..In 1918 Finnbogason became professor of applied psychology at the recently founded University of Iceland...
  41. Owens I. Where is behavioural ecology going?. Trends Ecol Evol. 2006;21:356-61 pubmed
    ..Here, I attempt to identify the key outstanding questions in behavioural ecology and suggest that researchers must make greater use of model organisms and evolutionary genetics in order to make substantial progress on these topics. ..
  42. Russell M. Scientific resistance to research, training and utilization of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy in treating post-war disorders. Soc Sci Med. 2008;67:1737-46 pubmed publisher
    ..A unified or super-ordinate goal is offered to reverse negative trends impacting current and future mental healthcare of military personnel, veterans and other trauma survivors, and to bridge the scientific impasse. ..
  43. . Mark G. Baxter: award for distinguished scientific early career contributions to psychology. Am Psychol. 2006;61:796-798 pubmed publisher
    ..quot; A brief profile and a selected bibliography accompany the citation. ((c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved). ..
  44. Calhoun J, Herring K, Iadevito T. Systemic issues involved in working with professional sports teams. Clin Sports Med. 2005;24:929-42, x pubmed
    ..Equally important, it is incumbent upon sport psychiatrists to recognize and transcend intra-psychic issues that occur between athlete and physician. ..
  45. Klein K, Zedeck S. Special section on theoretical models and conceptual analyses: second installment. J Appl Psychol. 2005;90:1043 pubmed
    The Journal of Applied Psychology's call for theoretical models and conceptual analyses brought a terrific response. The first set of articles accepted in response to the call appeared in the December 2004 issue...
  46. O Donnell C. Beyond diversity: toward a cultural community psychology. Am J Community Psychol. 2006;37:1-7 pubmed
    ..of a cultural community psychology has implications for the traditional distinction between basic and applied psychology, our understanding of context, partnerships between academicians and practitioners, and the place of ..
  47. Goldrick P, Pine C. A review of teaching of behavioural sciences in the United Kingdom dental undergraduate curriculum. Br Dent J. 1999;186:576-80 pubmed
    ..Most of this teaching was also theoretical and at a pre-clinical level. Should skills and applied psychology be given an increased emphasis in the core clinical content of the undergraduate curriculum?
  48. Edwards J, Lambert L. Methods for integrating moderation and mediation: a general analytical framework using moderated path analysis. Psychol Methods. 2007;12:1-22 pubmed
    Studies that combine moderation and mediation are prevalent in basic and applied psychology research...
  49. Pécina Hrncević A, Stevanovic N. [Role of psychologic factors in dental practice with siblings]. Acta Stomatol Croat. 1991;25:117-21 pubmed
    ..e. upbringing and education, was found to induce specific reactions in each of them. Therefore, care must be taken by a dental doctor-pedodontist to approach each little patient individually, fully respecting his/her personality. ..
  50. Patterson E, Nguyen A, Halloran J, Asch S. Human factors barriers to the effective use of ten HIV clinical reminders. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004;11:50-9 pubmed
    ..Six human factors barriers to the use of HIV CRs were identified. Reducing these barriers has the potential to increase use of the CRs and thereby improve the quality of HIV care. ..
  51. Van Strien P. Early applied psychology between essentialism and pragmatism; the dynamics of theory, tools, and clients. Hist Psychol. 1998;1:205-34 pubmed
    The indebtedness of applied psychology to classical laboratory psychology is much greater than is usually assumed...
  52. Kettunen J, Keltikangas Jarvinen L. Smoothing enhances the detection of common structure from multiple time series. Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput. 2001;33:1-9 pubmed
    ..e., temporal reliability) of the time series. The issue and application of smoothing is further discussed in terms of signal extraction and classical test theory. ..
  53. Thomas R. Ludwig Reinhold Geissler and the founding of the Journal of Applied Psychology. Am J Psychol. 2009;122:395-403 pubmed
    ..more recent (1991-2009) history of psychology textbooks have reported on the 1917 founding of the Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP). Although only G...