Guest Book And Psychology Poll
Psychologists study the behavior of individuals to understand and explain their actions. Psychologists gather information through interviews and tests, by studying personal histories, and conducting controlled experiments.
Types of Psychologists:
Experimental-Study behavior processes by working with humans as well as rats, monkeys, pigeons, etc.
Developemental-Study the patterns and causes of behavior change in different age groups.
Personality-Study human nature, individual differences, and the ways in which these differences develop.
Social-Examine a person's interactions with others and with the social environment. Their studies include group behavior, leadership, and dependancy relationships.
Environmental-Study the influence of environments on people.
Physiological-Study the relationship of behavior to the biological functions of the body.
Clinical-Work in mental hospitals. They provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy programs.
Counseling-Help people with problems of daily life-personal, social, educational, or vocational.
Educational-Apply their expertise to problems in education while School Psychologists work with students and diagnose educational problems, help in adjustment to school, and solve learning and social problems.
Education, Qualifications, and Training
Sensitivity to others and an interest in people are very important as are emotional stability and patience.
High school preparation should include science and social science skills.
PH.D.-This should be your minimum required degree in college to do your job sucessfully.
You should have college grades of a "B" or higher.
Places of Employment
Psychologists work in communities of all sizes.
Working hours are flexible, but specialties determine their schedules.