Cognitive psychologist study how people acquire, perceive, process and store information. This work can range from exploring how we learn language to understand the interplay between cognitive emotion.
Counseling psychologist pay attention to how problems and people differ across the lifespan, and they have great respect for the influence of different human traits, such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability status, on psychological well-being. They believe that behavior is affected by many things, including qualities of the individual and factors in the person's environment.
Experimental psychologists are interested in exploring theoretical questions, often by creating a hypotheses and then setting out to prove or disprove it through experimentation. They study a wide range of behavioral topics among humans and animals. including sensation, perceptions, attention, memory, cognition, and emotion.
They conduct evaluations that inform and guide legal proceedings- from decisions regarding child custody to the competency of a defendant to stand trial. Others help police officers and train first responders to work with returning veterans after a deployment.
Health psychologists study the factors that allow people to be healthy, recover from an illness or cope with a chronic condition. They are experts in the intersection of health and behavior and are in demand as part of integrated health care delivery teams- working with other doctors to provide whole-person health care.
I/O psychologists look at questions such as: How are decisions made? How effective is communication? How do team members interact and collaborate? Knowing the answers to these questions and many others help business owners assess where to change systems and dynamics to make their company function better.
Neuropsychologists study how people acquire, perceive, process and store information, This work can range from exploring how we learn language to understanding the interplay between cognitive and emotion.
Psychologists use a number of research methods and comb through vast amounts of data to test hypotheses and study complex issues in the real world. Quantitative psychologists are expert in designing methodologies and studies that reveal answers to research questions on topics as diverse as human performance, child development, memory and language retention.
Rehabilitation psychologists support individuals as they cope with a the mental and physical challenges their conditions present. They often teach their patients how to adapt and make lifestyle choices that promote good health.
The data that psychologists gather about how we retain new information are often are often applied to help people achieve peak performance in school, at work, in sports at home and in every facet of our lives. Information about how we learn can be used ti improve teacher instructional methods, refine testing processes, shape workplace training programs, and guide coaching and training for sports teams, both on and off the field.