Psychologists study both normal and abnormal behavior and also treat patients with mental and emotional problems. They provide mental health care to individuals or groups who suffer from such disorders or conditions as depression, stress, chronic pain, substance abuse, anxiety, and phobias.
There are many different specialty areas in psychology, but all psychologists have one thing in common -they are all interested in the scientific study of behavior. Psychologists provide mental health care in hospitals, clinics, schools, or private settings.
Clinical Psychologists, usually work in counseling centers, independent or group practices, hospitals, or clinics. Their clients include children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, families, and groups of individuals with similar problems.
Counseling Psychologists use various techniques, including interviewing and testing, to advise people on how to deal with problems of everyday living. They work in settings such as university counseling centers, hospitals, and individual or group practices.
Industrial-organizational Psychologists apply psychological principles and research methods to the workplace.
School and Educational Psychologists determine the special needs of students, help students adjust to conflict, and make learning easier.
Psychology Careers With a Bachelor’s Degree