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  1. Psychologists at work Made by Kamilė Gasinska (18/11/2007)

  2. Plan • Psychology • Subfields of psychology • Biological psychology • The teenager’s brain • The female brain • The male brain • Homer’s brain • Clinical psychology • Developmental psychology • Forensic psychology • Industrial-organizational psychology • Personality psychology • Social psychology • Behavior impacted by interactions with others • School psychology • Some facts • Salaries • Bachelor's Graduates • Master's Graduates • Doctoral Graduates • References • References for pictures • Conclusion

  3. Psychology • Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes

  4. Subfields of psychology • 64 subfields • the most popular: • biological psychology • clinical psychology • developmental psychology • forensic psychology • industrial-organizational psychology • personality psychology • social psychology • school psychology

  5. Biological psychology • combination of basic psychology and neuroscience • other titles: behavioral neuroscience, psychobiology, and neuropsychology • exploration of the relationship between the brain and behavior

  6. The teenager’s brain

  7. The female brain

  8. The male brain

  9. Homer’s brain

  10. Clinical psychology • the largest specialty area in psychology • applying psychological principles and research to assess, diagnose, and treat patients with mental and emotional illnesses • psychologists work: • in private practices • in community centers • at universities and colleges

  11. Developmental psychology • study of the physical and cognitive development that occurs over the course of the lifespan • psychologists specialize in an area such as: • infant, child, adolescent, or geriatric development • effects of developmental delays

  12. Forensic psychology • applying psychological principles to legal issues • involve studying criminal behavior and treatments, or working directly in the court system • Psychologists: • conduct evaluations, screen witnesses • provide testimony in court cases

  13. psychology of workplace psychologists work in areas such as: human factors ergonomics human-computer interaction research in this field is known as applied research because it seeks to solve real world problems Industrial-organizational psychology

  14. Personality psychology • study of the characteristic patterns of thoughts, feelings, and behavior that make each person unique • psychologists work in academic settings as instructors or researchers

  15. Social psychology • study of social behaviors • psychologists: • conduct research in academic setting • work in areas such as advertising and government

  16. Behavior impacted by interactions with others

  17. School psychology • working within the educational system • collaborating with teachers, parents, and students to find solutions to academic, social, and emotional problems • school psychologists work in: • elementary and secondary schools • private clinics, hospitals, state agencies, universities • private practice • serve as consultants (with a doctoral degree in school psychology)

  18. Some facts (U.S., 2004) • psychologists held about 179,000 jobs in 2004 • about 25% of these psychologists worked in: • counseling • testing • research • administration at educational institutions • almost 20% worked in health care • 40% of all psychologists were self-employed

  19. Salaries (U.S., 2004) • Median Annual Earnings in the Industries Employing the Largest Numbers of Clinical, Counseling and School Psychologists (U.S., 2004) • offices of other health practitioners: $64,460 • elementary and secondary schools: $58,360 • offices of physicians: $58,360 • individual and family services: $42,640 • individual and family services: $37,490

  20. Bachelor's Graduates • assistants in rehabilitation centers • teaching psychology in high school • for-profit business settings, usually the sales/service sector (2/3 in 1999): • employment counselors • correction counselor trainees • Interviewers • personnel analysts • probation officers • writers

  21. Master's Graduates • 2/3 are employed outside psychology • handle research and data collection and analysis in universities, government, and private companies • jobs in health, industry, and education, the primary work settings for psychology professionals with master's degrees • community mental health centers • often work under the direction of a doctoral psychologist, especially in clinical, counseling, school, and testing and measurement psychology. • industry and government jobs in compensation, training, data analysis, and general personnel issues

  22. Doctoral Graduates • health service provider subfields, industrial–organizational psychology, educational psychology, other fields with applications in these settings • 1/3 are employed in academe

  23. Conclusion • psychology- the science of all of us • a big spectrum of choice • great future • psychology can be funny 

  24. References • Dawn Rosenberg McKay. Psychologist: Career Information. http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/p/psychologist.htm (11/18/2007) • Kendra Van Wagner. Subfields of Psychology. http://psychology.about.com/od/psychology101/a/subfields.htm (11/18/2007) • American Psychological Association. Careers in psychology. http://www.apa.org/topics/psychologycareer.html (11/19/2007) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_psychology_disciplines(11/18/2007) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychologists(11/18/2007) • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychology(11/18/2007)

  25. References for pictures • www.made-in-england.org/?cat=5 (11/18/2007) • http://www.uwlax.edu/Graduate/psychology/Program%20Goals.html (11/18/2007) • http://www.dubuque.k12.ia.us/parents/index.htm (11/18/2007) • http://www.concern-eap.com/ee-dep/depression.htm (11/18/2007) • http://yudhisthira.blogspot.com/2007/05/developmental-psychology-exam.html (11/18/2007) • http://felixker.com/tags/male/ (11/18/2007) • http://www.dreichel.com/Forensics_DE.htm (11/18/2007) • http://blog.lib.umn.edu/ukura006/architecture/ (11/18/2007) • http://librarydigitalprojects.com/2007/06/12/authority-lies-in-social-proof/ (11/18/2007) • http://www.democrit.com/category.php?n=819&cat=28&br=12&wh_n=news16 (11/18/2007) • http://digitalmarketing.typepad.com/adventures/2007/03/index.html (11/18/2007)

  26. THE END