The purpose of the Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology is to combine the science of psychology with a practice that focuses on the scientific study of the workplace – including both the organizations, their employees, and the community. Industrial Psychologists are also scientist-practitioners and aim to change behavior in the workplace through utilizing scientific methods, tools, and interventions in order to maximize employee, organizational, and work effectiveness. You will be required to independently conduct a relevant, unique and original research study, to address a specific research problem in the form of a doctoral thesis on an advanced academic level. Finally, the successful synthesis between theory and research findings should result in a significant contribution to the body of knowledge, the field of Industrial Psychology, with practical recommendations that are specifically aimed at the research problem addressed.
Reasons for studying at UJ
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