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Subfields in Psychology

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behavioral geneticsstudies the inheritance of traits related to behavior
behavioral neuroscienceexamines the biological basis of behavior
clinical psychologythe study, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders
clinical neuropsychologyfocuses on the relationship between biological factors and psychological disorders
cognitive psychologythe study of higher mental processes
counseling psychologyfocuses on educational, social, and career adjustment problems
cross-cultural psychologyinvestigates the similarities and differences in psychological functioning in and across various cultures and ethnic groups
developmental psychologyexamines how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death
educational psychologyconcerned with teaching and learning processes
environmental psychologyconsiders the relationship between people and their physical environment
evolutionary psychologyconsiders how behavior is influenced by our genetic inheritance from our ancestors
experimental psychologystudies the processes of sensing, percieving, learning, and thinking about the world
forensic psychologyfocuses on legal issues
health psychologyexplores the relationship between psychological factors and physical ailments or disease
industrial/organizational psychologyconcerned with the psychology of the workplace
personality psychologyfocuses on the consistency in people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate one person from another
program evaluationfocuses on assessing large-scale programs, to determine whether they are effective in meeting their goals
psychology of womenfocuses on issues such as discrimination against women and the causes of violence against women
school psychologydevoted to counseling children in elementary and secondary schools who have academic or emotional problems
social psychologythe study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others
sport psychologyapplies psychology to athletic activity and exercise
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