Much has been written about the scientist-practitioner divide in occupational and organizational psychology:

Practitioners and researchers have often held stereotypical views of each other, with practitioners viewing researchers as interested only in methodological rigor whilst failing to concern themselves with anything in the real world, and researchers damning practitioners for embracing the latest fads, regardless of theory or evidence.

Source: Penny Moyle & John Hackston (2018) Personality Assessment for Employee Development: Ivory Tower or Real World?, Journal of Personality Assessment, 100:5, 507-517

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