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Title: Careers in Psychology


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Careers in Psychology
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First
  • It is a social science .
  • There are many subfields.

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Social Sciences
  • Social Sciences are the disciplines that study
    human social behavior or institutions and
    functions of human society in a scientific manner

4
Social Sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Psychology
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • History
  • Sociology

5
Anthropology
  • The comparative study of past and present
    cultures.
  • Focuses on societies of the past and that are
    less advanced.

6
Psychology
  • The study of the mind and behavior of organisms.
  • It focuses on the individual behavior rather than
    the group behavior.

7
Economics
  • The study of the choices people make in an effort
    to satisfy their needs and wants.

8
Political Science
  • The examination or study of the organization and
    the operation of government.
  • Examples are voting patterns, political power,
    and the formation of politically based groups.

9
History
  • The study of past events.
  • Historians study the past in an effort to explain
    current behaviors.

10
Sociology
  • The social science that studies human society
    and social behavior.
  • Sociologists focus on groups rather than
    individuals.
  • They also focus on social interaction

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  • Growing demand for social scientists.
  • Skills needed in these areas are organizational,
    writing, speaking, data analysis, planning etc.
  • Jobs includes social worker, global tech
    specialist, law enforcement, environmental health
    specialist etc.

12
Money, money, money!
  • Average starting pay 37,000-44,000
  • Increases over time
  • Some like economists and professors make over
    90,000

13
Clinical Psychologist
  • Largest group
  • Help with anxiety, depression or relationships
  • Work in Hospitals, in prisons and clinics
  • Not be to be confused with psychiatrists

14
School Psychologists
  • Identify students who have difficulties that
    interfere with learning.
  • Talk to teachers, administer tests and observe
    students

15
Developmental Psychologists
  • Study the changes that occur throughout the
    lifetime.
  • Physical, emotional, cognitive and social

16
Consumer Psychologists
  • Study the behavior of shoppers to explain and
    predict their behavior

17
Forensic
  • They work within the criminal justice system
  • Explain how psychological problems give rise to
    criminal behavior
  • Assist police officers cope with their duties

18
Sports Psychologists
  • Improving motivation and performance
  • Understanding how sports and athletics can
    improve mental health and overall well being
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