Sub-fields of Psychology

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  1. Promote psychological health in individuals, groups, and organizations
    Clinical psychologists
  2. Specialize in specific psychological disorders
    Clinical Psychologists
  3. Work in private practice, mental health institutions, schools, universities, industries, legal systems, medical systems, counseling centers, government agencies, military offices.
    Clinical Psychologists
  4. Primarily do research
    Cognitive Psychologists
  5. Study thought processes (perception, language, problem solving, memory, judgment, forgetting, intelligence).
    Cognitive Psychologists
  6. Work as a professor, industrial consultant, human factors specialist.
    Cognitive Psycholgists
  7. Human behavior is influenced by interaction between people and physical, social, political, and economic environments.
    Community Psychologlists
  8. Improve individual functioning by enhancing environmental settings.
    Community Psychologlists
  9. Focus on prevention, promotion of positive mental health, and crisis intervention
    Community Psychologists
  10. Work in federal, state, and local departments of health, corrections, and welfare.
    Community Psychologists
  11. Help people adjust to life transitions or make life-style changes
    Counseling Psychologists
  12. Help with adjustment problems rather than sever psychological disorders.
    Counseling Psychologists
  13. Work in academic setting, counseling center, community health center, business, or
    private practice
    Counseling Psychologists
  14. Focus on age-related behavioral changes
    Developmental Psychologists
  15. Used in educational psychology, school psychology, child psychopathology, and gerontology.
    Developmental Psychologists
  16. Work in educational institutions, day-care center, youth group programs, or senior center.
    Developmental Psychologists
  17. Study the relationship between learning and our physical and social environments.Educational Psychologists.
    Educational Psychologists
  18. Work in an university setting, government agency, training programs in business.
    Educational Psychologists
  19. Research basic behavioral processes involving human and/or animals.
    Experimental psychology
  20. Most likely work in a university or research center.
    Experimental psychology
  21. Concerned with psychology’s contribution to promoting health and preventing disease.
    Health Psychologist
  22. Help people live healthier lives by designing, conducting, and evaluating programs to stop smoking, lose weight, improve sleep, or prevent transmission of sexually transmitted diseases.
    Health Psychologist
  23. Employed in hospitals, medical schools, rehab centers, public health agency.
    Health Psychologist
  24. Apply psychological principles to legal issues. Most are Clinical Psychologists.
    Forensic psychologists
  25. Work in university, law school, research organization, law enforcement agency.
    Forensic Psychologists
  26. Study relationships between people and their work settings.
    Industrial/Organizational psychologists
  27. Increase productivity, improve personnel selection, promote job satisfaction, assist in organizational development and training.
    Industrial/Organizational psychologists
  28. Work in university, business settings, or government.
    Industrial/Organizational psychologists
  29. Investigate relationship between neurological processes and behavior.
    Neuropsychologists
  30. Assess, treat, diagnose disorders related to the nervous system.
    Neuropsychologists
  31. Work in neurology, neurosurgery, or psychiatric unit in hospital.
    Neuropsychologists
  32. Study methods and techniques used to acquire psychological knowledge.
    Psychometrician
  33. Develop and update tests and surveys.
    Psychometrician
  34. Employed in an university, testing company, private research firm.
    Psychometrician
  35. Diagnose and treat cognitive, social, and emotional problems that may negatively influence children’s learning or overall functioning at school.
    School psychologists
  36. Involved in the assessment of and intervention for children in educational settings.
    School psychologists
  37. Interested in interaction with others.
    Social psychologists
  38. Study topics like attitudes, aggression, prejudice, interpersonal attraction, group behavior, and leadership
    Social psychologists
  39. Most work in universities and federal agencies.
    Social psychologists

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