Applied Psychology

Applied psychology is the use of psychological methods and findings of scientific psychology to solve practical problems of human and animal behavior and experience. Mental health, organizational psychology, business management, education, health, product design, ergonomics, and law are just a few of the areas that have been influenced by the application of psychological principles and findings. Some of the areas of applied psychology include clinical psychology, counseling psychology, evolutionary psychology, industrial and organizational psychology, legal psychology, neuropsychology, occupational health psychology, human factors, forensic psychology, engineering psychology, school psychology, sports psychology, traffic psychology, community psychology, medical psychology. In addition, a number of specialized areas in the general field of psychology have applied branches (e.g., applied social psychology, applied cognitive psychology). However, the lines between sub-branch specializations and major applied psychology categories are often blurred. For example, a human factors psychologist might use a cognitive psychology theory. This could be described as human factor psychology or as applied cognitive psychology.

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Matching Applied Psychology Colleges

Boston College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $52,500 average out-state tuition; $52,500 average in-state tuition

New York University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $47,942 average out-state tuition; $47,942 average in-state tuition

Florida Institute of Technology-Online

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $12,240 average out-state tuition; $12,240 average in-state tuition

Pace University-New York

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $42,354 average out-state tuition; $42,354 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,448 average out-state tuition; $53,448 average in-state tuition

Farmingdale State College

Four or more years; Public; $16,320 average out-state tuition; $6,670 average in-state tuition

University of Michigan-Flint

Four or more years; Public; $20,733 average out-state tuition; $10,410 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Applied Psychology Majors

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Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

Up to $65,000 November 02, 2022 See Details
 

Churchill Scholarship

The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States

award

Up to $65,000

deadline

November 02, 2022
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Willamette University STEM Fellows Scholarship

Willamette University

Up to $10,000 February 01, 2023 See Details
 

Willamette University STEM Fellows Scholarship

Willamette University

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Up to $10,000

deadline

February 01, 2023
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APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$4,000 January 31, 2023 See Details
 

APF Queen-Nellie Evans Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

award

$4,000

deadline

January 31, 2023
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Joon Scholarship Fund

Joon Care

$2,000 November 10, 2022 See Details
 

Joon Scholarship Fund

Joon Care

award

$2,000

deadline

November 10, 2022
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East Rock Films Essay Contest

East Rock Films

$500 January 15, 2023 See Details
 

East Rock Films Essay Contest

East Rock Films

award

$500

deadline

January 15, 2023
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The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

U.S. Army

100% of tuition Varies See Details
 

The F. Edward Hébert Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

U.S. Army

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100% of tuition

deadline

Varies
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Dr. Allen E. and Mildred Shearer Scholarship

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

Varies Varies See Details
 

Dr. Allen E. and Mildred Shearer Scholarship

Southeastern Oklahoma State University

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Katherine Liessem Memorial Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

Varies October 10, 2022 See Details
 

Katherine Liessem Memorial Scholarship

Ramapo College of New Jersey

award

Varies

deadline

October 10, 2022
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Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

Varies December 15, 2022 See Details
 

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

Varies

deadline

December 15, 2022
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