In this lesson, our instructor Charles Schallhorn gives an introduction to the different subfields within psychology. He examines the fields of psychometrics, developmental psychology, social psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, human factors, counseling psychology, clinical psychology, and psychiatry.
Basic research is pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base.
Applied research is the scientific study that aims to solve practical problems.
There are more than 50 different divisions with the American Psychological Association that demonstrates this diversity
Psychometrics: the scientific study of the measurement of human abilities, attitudes, and traits
Developmental Psychology is the scientific study of physical, cognitive, and social change throughout the life span
Educational Psychology is the study of how psychological processes affect and can enhance teaching and learning
Personality Psychology is the study of an individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling, and acting—the study of the person, the whole human individual
Social Psychology is the scientific study of how we think about, influence, and relate to one another
Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology is the application of psychological concepts and methods to optimizing human behavior in workplaces
Counseling Psychology is a branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living (often related to school, work, and marriage) and in achieving greater well-being
Clinical Psychology is a branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders.
Psychiatry is a branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders; practiced by physicians who often provide medical (for example, drug) treatments as well as psychological therapy.
Subfields in Psychology
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