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What is a Clinical Psychologist?

Posted by on July 12, 2013  /   Posted in Psychology News

Clinical psychology is one of the most popular concentrations within psychology. This area of psychology focuses on treating mental illness and psychiatric problems through observation, experimentation and psychotherapy. In most states, clinical psychologists are not medical doctors and do not prescribe drugs to patients. Within this subfield of psychology, psychologists can further specialize in areas

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What is a Sports Psychologist

Posted by on July 11, 2013  /   Posted in Psychology News

A sports psychologist applies the theories and principles of psychology to sport and exercise. The field of sports psychology is relatively young, but it is a broad discipline that can help professional and amateur athletes alike.  Sports psychology is technically a division of kinesiology and physical education. However, a strong background in psychology is helpful

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What is a Forensic Psychologist

Posted by on July 11, 2013  /   Posted in Psychology News

Thanks to depictions in popular movies, television shows and books, the field of forensic psychology has seen a boom in interest. However, what you see on the screen and what you read is not always accurate. Forensic psychologists are often portrayed as near-psychics who can predict a killer’s next move or track down a criminal

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What is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist

Posted by on July 11, 2013  /   Posted in Psychology News

Psychologists of all specialties study human behavior as it relates to mental and emotional well-being. Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologists apply the discipline to the workplace to help both employees and employers. It may sound like a narrow field, but I-O psychology is actually quite broad. How do they help employees? I-O psychologists may assist employees in

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What is a Child Psychologist?

Posted by on July 11, 2013  /   Posted in Psychology News

Child psychologists, also called developmental psychologists, specialize in the study and treatment of mental, social and behavioral development in children from birth to adolescence. Major topics in the field center on genetics, language, personality, gender roles, cognition, sexuality and socialization. Some child psychologists see a range of patients, including toddlers, children and teens, while others

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