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

Liberty University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $15,409 average out-state tuition; $15,409 average in-state tuition

University of Phoenix-Arizona

Four or more years; Private for profit; $9,552 average out-state tuition; $9,552 average in-state tuition

University of Southern California

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $60,446 average out-state tuition; $60,446 average in-state tuition

Boston College

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $60,530 average out-state tuition; $60,530 average in-state tuition

New York University

Four or more years; Private not for profit; $53,770 average out-state tuition; $53,770 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

Farmingdale State College

Four or more years; Public; $16,980 average out-state tuition; $7,070 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Applied Psychology Majors

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Springfield Research Fund Dissertation Fellowship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

Up to $10,000 June 12, 2024 See Details
 

Springfield Research Fund Dissertation Fellowship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

award

Up to $10,000

deadline

June 12, 2024
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Honors Scholarship - Bethel College, Kansas

Bethel College - Kansas

$7,500 Varies See Details
 

Honors Scholarship - Bethel College, Kansas

Bethel College - Kansas

award

$7,500

deadline

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Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

Up to $5,000 Varies See Details
 

Mat-Su Health Foundation Vocational Scholarship

Mat-Su Health Foundation

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

Varies
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Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

$5,000 July 10, 2024 See Details
 

Sharon Stephens Brehm Undergraduate Psychology Scholarship

American Psychological Foundation (APF)

award

$5,000

deadline

July 10, 2024
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Robert William Maxwell Scholarship

San Francisco State University

$4,000 March 25, 2024 See Details
 

Robert William Maxwell Scholarship

San Francisco State University

award

$4,000

deadline

March 25, 2024
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Melanie Foundation Scholarship

Melanie Foundation

$2,500 March 05, 2024 See Details
 

Melanie Foundation Scholarship

Melanie Foundation

award

$2,500

deadline

March 05, 2024
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Boelsen-Baird Endowed Scholarship

Sandhills Community College

$2,500 May 01, 2024 See Details
 

Boelsen-Baird Endowed Scholarship

Sandhills Community College

award

$2,500

deadline

May 01, 2024
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Prof. Morris R. Lewenstein Memorial Scholarship

San Francisco State University

$2,500 April 08, 2025 See Details
 

Prof. Morris R. Lewenstein Memorial Scholarship

San Francisco State University

award

$2,500

deadline

April 08, 2025
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Mental Health America of Tarrant County Scholarship

Mental Health America of Tarrant County

Up to $5,000 March 15, 2024 See Details
 

Mental Health America of Tarrant County Scholarship

Mental Health America of Tarrant County

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

March 15, 2024
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Jennifer L. Stewart Memorial Scholarship

Missouri State University - Health and Human Services

$2,000 March 01, 2024 See Details
 

Jennifer L. Stewart Memorial Scholarship

Missouri State University - Health and Human Services

award

$2,000

deadline

March 01, 2024
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