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What different fields are in Psychology?

I want to be able to know all my viable options for this field. #psychology

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G. Mark’s Answer

I'd like to cover several things first. First is that human psychology permeates just about everything you will ever do with respect to other people. We're a social species, and as such, we rely on our relationships with other people to get just about every darn thing done. So don't limit yourself to stuff that's named with something like "psychology" in the title. Second is that there are a whole lot of psychology-related disciplines and jobs, but there are also, as I assume you're thinking, "psychologists". And since you now know that there are a lot of applications for psychology in a whole host of businesses, you'll need to also know that it doesn't stop there. If you want to be a psychiatrist, be aware that this requires an MD degree. You'd take pre-med, medicine, become an MD, go through medical school and then a residency at a hospital.

So that should give you a good overview of what "psychology" encompasses. Take your pick and enjoy working on the stuff that makes the world go 'round.

Thank you comment icon Thank you for your response, I didn't fully recognize that there could be other ways to incorporate Psychology into other jobs. I appreciate the new outlook you gave me for what I can do as I advance with this major. Maria
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Clemente’s Answer

Hi Maria,

The field of psychology is extremely broad! My specialization is Industrial-Organizational (I-O) Psychology, which is basically the psychology of the workplace. Psychology can be applied to practically everything which is a pro and a con.

Here are some resources that should be helpful:

I also recommend you check out the following websites. They have great career prep articles for psychology majors.

Best,

Clemente

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