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What is Psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behavior. Psychologists study emotional, cognitive, and social processes and behaviors in people. They study mental processes and human behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and the environment. Psychologists strive to understand and articulate the thoughts, emotions, feelings, and behaviors of their clients. They use techniques including observation, assessment, and experimentation, and they gather information and evaluate behavior through controlled laboratory experiments, psychoanalysis, or psychotherapy. They also may administer personality, performance, aptitude, or intelligence tests.
As an academic discipline, psychology is extremely wide-ranging in scope. Some of the most common areas of specialty in psychology include: neuropsychology, health psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, forensic psychology, clinical psychology, and counseling psychology. Clinical and counseling psychologists typically need doctoral degrees, but for other areas, graduates can secure jobs with bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Some psychologists work alone, while others work as part of teams at healthcare, academic, or other institutions, and still others work as consultants.
Psychology Degree Programs
- Bachelor of Science in Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
- Master of Science in Industrial/Organizational Psychology
- Master of Science in Learning Analytics
- Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology