In contrast to other social sciences that have developed specialized applications to agriculture, psychology is not known for its concern with rural issues. For instance, there are no psychological counterparts to specialties such as agricultural economics, rural sociology, agricultural marketing, or rural geography. Nonetheless, psychological perspectives have interacted with agriculture in several domains: (1) assessment of therapeutic needs of rural populations, (2) investigation of farming tasks and skills, (3) analysis of expert agricultural judges, (4) evaluation of farming decisions, and (5) statistics and experimental design.
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