Psychology is the scientific study of human and non-human behavior as well as the neurophysiologic mechanisms that underlie sensations, perceptions, emotions, motivation, memory, cognitive, and motor functions constituting our mental processes and higher states of consciousness.
Psychologists are concerned with the human experience relative to culture, ethnicity, work, health, development, and psychopathology. The field involves both pure science and practical application to matters of everyday life. Those who pursue one of psychology's 55 sub-fields, as identified by the American Psychological Association, will find a wonderful variety of career options with the common goal of improving human life and understanding as well as the world in which we live.
After completing courses or an A.A. degree in Psychology, a student will be able to:
|Career Options||Related Fields|
|Research Psychologist||Behavior Analyst|
|Forensic Psychologist||Child Development Specialist|
|Child Psychologist||Human Services Specialist|
|School Psychology||Marketing Specialist|
|Clinical Psychologist (Ph. D.; Psy. Doc.)||Marriage and Family Counselor|
|College Professor||Nurse Practitioner (LVN: RN)|
|Counseling Psychologist||Personnel Analyst|
|Developmental Psychologist||Probation Officer|
|Health Psychologist||Psychiatric Technician/Aide|
|Industrial-Organizational Psychologist||Public Survey|
|Psychometrist||Social Science Counselor|
|Sports Psychologist||Ward Attendant|