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Psychology’s Many Fields. PhD Specializations. PhD Psychologists. PhD areas. 16. 14. 6. 12. 37. 6. 5. 1997 data. PhD workplaces. 17. 34. 11. 10. 6. 22. PhD Workplaces. 1997 data. Three primary areas. Psychologist’s interests often overlap. Clinical Research Applied.

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Psychology s many fields

Psychology’s Many Fields

PhD Specializations


Phd areas

PhD Psychologists

PhD areas

16

14

6

12

37

6

5

1997 data


Phd workplaces

PhD workplaces

17

34

11

10

6

22

PhD Workplaces

1997 data


Three primary areas

Three primary areas

  • Psychologist’s interests often overlap.

  • Clinical

  • Research

  • Applied


Clinical settings

Clinical Settings

  • Clinical Psychology

  • 4-5 years beyond BA

  • PhD with research

  • Clinical internship

  • Licensed by state

  • Hospital, clinic or private practice

  • “Psychologist”


Psychiatry

Psychiatry

  • Started with Freud

  • Medical degree

  • MD – 4 yrs

  • Residency – 4 yrs

  • Prescribe drugs

  • Diagnosis and treatment

  • Little time to do therapy


Psychiatrists need help

Psychiatrists need help

  • Too busy and expensive to be therapists

  • Employ MSW’s

  • 2-3 yrs beyond BA

  • Clinical social workers

  • Case management


Clincial psych vs psychiatry

PhD or Psy D in Psychology

Talk therapy

Most cannot prescribe drugs

Non-Freudians

MD with psychiatric residency

Drug therapy

Can write prescriptions

Only 1 out of 5 Freudian

Clincial Psych vs Psychiatry


Counseling psychology

Counseling Psychology

  • MA or PhD

  • “Adjustment problems”

  • Fewer clinical skills

  • Marriage and Family, School, Rehabiliation

  • Schools of Education as at CCSU


Research specializations

Research Specializations

  • Science of Psychology

  • May be clinicians

  • More interested in testing theories

  • Developing new ideas

  • Many different interests

  • Chapters in Intro Psych book


Biopsychology psy 450

Biopsychology (PSY 450)

  • Biological Basis of Behavior

  • Brain injury and recovery

  • Parkinson’s disease

  • Schizophrenia

  • Neuropsychology


Developmental psy 236

Developmental (PSY 236)

  • Life-span development

  • Early childhood

  • Adolescence

  • Adulthood

  • Aging

  • Death and Dying

  • Geropsychology


Social psychology psy 372

Social Psychology (PSY 372)

  • Group influences on behavior

  • Social bonds

  • Prejudice and violence

  • Obedience to authority

  • Bystander intervention

  • Cults, hate groups

  • Cooperation and kinship


Experimental psychology

Experimental Psychology

  • Broad term includes faculty interested in

  • Learning and Memory (PSY 200)

  • Cognitive (PSY 281)

  • Motivation (PSY 440)


Applied specializations

Applied Specializations

School, Work and Community


School psychologist

School Psychologist

  • MA or PhD

  • Help teachers promote learning and social development

  • Tests and interviews

  • Develop individual plans

  • PPT (Parent, pupil, teacher)


Guidance counselor

Guidance Counselor

  • MA (CCSU)

  • Schools of Education

  • Don’t need to have been teacher

  • Activities vary

  • Some counseling

  • Some career/college work

  • Some administration

  • PPT’s (parents and teachers)


Community psychology

Community Psychology

  • MA (CCSU) or Phd

  • Help communities solve problems

  • Prevention of crime and illness

  • Organizing, mobilizing

  • Determine needs

  • Locate resources


Industrial organizational

Industrial/Organizational

  • IO (PSY 234)

  • MA or PhD

  • Workplace

  • Personnel

  • Consumer Relations

  • Human factors


Emerging areas

Emerging Areas

  • Health Psychology (PSY 241)

    promotion of wellness

    prevention of disease

    stress reduction

  • Forensic Psychology

    legal issues

    jury selection

    eyewitness testimony

    victim advocacy


Do i need an advanced degree

Do I need an advanced degree?

  • Yes, If you want to be a counselor, clinician, teacher, or researcher

  • Master’s degree sufficient in many cases

  • Lots of interesting careers in human services with just a BA

  • Here are some workplaces for BA grads


Post graduation plans

Post-graduation plans

  • Go to work or go to grad school?

  • Post-graduation paths for BA psych majors from 4 yr institutions.

  • Based on 1998 APA survey.


Ba career paths

BA Career Paths

%


What employers want from psychology majors

Listening skills

Ability to work in teams

Getting along with others

Interpersonal relationship skills

Focus on customers or clients

Desire and ability to learn

Willingness to gain new, impt skills

Adaptability to changing situations

Ability to suggest solutions

Problem-solving skills

What employers want from psychology majors


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