Psychology is the science of mind behavior. What that means is that we try describe, explain and predict.
Also it describes mental behavior in range of different circumstances and places such as : family, school, work or leisure activities and even special environments like prisons or hospitals for example.
We’re interested in range of different factors, anything from biological or genetic factors through too what the environment and people in the environment can teach us about what’s acceptable behavior and what perhaps restricts or facilitate behaviors.
One of the reasons you may want to study psychology (and keep studying psychology) is that it’s a real world science.
You can apply it to your everyday experience and to these special settings as well. You CAN’T be a psychologist and not be interested in the real world. It’s not possible.
And what you should understand and “embrace” is that what you will read, and learn will apply to those “special” places like prison, hospitals etc but ALSO to your normal life experience.
You’d be encored to “get your hands dirty” by doing your own research along side studying your professor research. You will be a group of mind like people and your own experience may only be good for everyone.
In many online psychology programs You will be teached by internationally recognized experts of autism or dyslexia. By experts who actively research the effects of play on learning and social development. By experts who research about people major life changing events and why they occur. People who study a psychological aspect of migration from one country to another and how do those transition works.
Perhaps you will meet experts who wants to use psychology to enforce healthy behaviors like reducing compulsive eating or drinking. Some of them work directly with teachers to reduce problem behaviors.
Some famous athletes works with psychologist to reduce competition exity and increase performance. Businessman’s work with them to enable their workers to work more effectively and manage conflicts.
Most people when they think of a career in psychology tends to think about clinical psychologist or counseling psychologist. The majority of people that goes into pH D programs or even master degree programs have an idea that that’s what they like to do.
The private practice or the people coming in and out on an hourly basis, scheduling their sessions – that type of thing.
But there is a lot of other things people can do in psychology even without pH D.
Some of the basic level could consist of being e mental help in an agency or people can work for another psychologist.
Some other careers in psychology include forensic work or public work. These can include work in courts or schools. Basically working on anything from criminal psychology to guidance counselor.
The field of psychology is pretty broad but there are plenty of different venous people can go down if they choose a career in psychology.