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What do people in the research area of psychology do?

I'm very heavily leaning towards pursuing a career in psychology, but I'm still exploring options within the field. What would a job in researching/conducting studies in psychology potentially look like?

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Nancy’s Answer

Research psychology are effectively scientists and like data, and likely enjoy writing. They use their data to form hypothesis which are essentially questions for which they will gather data, study it through experiments, analyze the data and then try to draw conclusions to answer their hypothesis. People in this area, as mentioned, generally like math and science; and enjoy working on their own or in very small groups. I recommend also googling "best schools for research psychology". That will offer guidance not only schools but also what majors might appeal to you beyond research. Then google the majors. Best to you.
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Debbie’s Answer

I'd love to guide you towards bls.gov, a fantastic resource for researching psychology jobs. As a psychologist, you'll have the opportunity to explore cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors. You'll do this by keenly observing, interpreting, and documenting how people interact with each other and their surroundings. Usually, psychologists work independently, conducting their own research. Most of the time, a doctoral degree is needed, but don't let that deter you. It's a rewarding journey that opens up a world of knowledge and understanding.
Thank you comment icon Thanks for the advice, I'll look into that. Adilay
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