General Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind and its function, particularly as it relates to human behavior. The professionals who study psychology are called psychologists.

Psychologists strive to not only understand, but treat, the human psyche. They may do so by providing treatment for mental health issues or teaching self-help techniques for various mental health issues.

There are two degree options for those who wish to pursue a career in psychology.

A doctoral degree is ideal for those who wish to focus on research-oriented positions within the field. Psychologists who possess a doctorate degree can work in private practice, clinical psychology or counseling.

The other degree is a doctor of psychology, which was created as an alternative to a traditional doctorate degree. It focuses on the professional practice of psychology, and those who wish to become licensed psychologists will want to pursue a doctor of psychology degree.

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