Summary: This information describes typical occupations and employment settings associated with this major. Understand
some of these options may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options when
choosing a possible career path.
Description of Psychology
Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. Those in the field of psychology seek to
understand what constitutes normal and abnormal behavior and attain information on individual differences
in mental processes, emotions, perceptions, development, thoughts, and motives. Students studying
psychology also learn about the experimental methods necessary to acquire this knowledge. There are a
substantial number of sub-categories within the discipline of psychology. These include, but are not limited
to: applied psychology, biopsychology, clinical psychology, cognitive-experimental psychology, life-span
developmental psychology, organizational psychology and social psychology. Opportunities for graduates
include careers in industry, government, and organizational settings; mental health settings; and
college/university teaching and research.
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Possible Job Titles of Psychology Graduates