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Research Psychology is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Social Psychology

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    Social Psychology

    How do we perceive ourselves? How do we think about others? How do others think about us? How is our behavior influenced by others? These are the kinds of questions posed by social psychologists.

    Social psychology is essentially the study of how each person’s individual behavior is influenced by the social environment in which the behavior takes place. By its nature, therefore, the field examines topics as wide-ranging as antisocial behavior, attitudes, control, decision making, emotions, interpersonal and intergroup relationships, personality, prejudice, prosocial behavior, self, social cognition, and social influence.

    Greek philosopher Aristotle said, ‘Man is by nature a social animal; an individual who is unsocial naturally and not accidentally is either beneath our notice or more than human. Society is something that precedes the individual.’ This is the starting point for the study of social psychology.

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  • Child Psychology

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    Child Psychology

    Child psychologists study the genetic, social, and environmental factors that influence children from infancy through adolescence. Those that work in clinical practice help children and adolescents cope with stressors and related issues.

    Degree programs in child psychology prepare students to work in one or more of the three main concentrations in the field.

    Adolescent psychology is focused on issues relevant to children and youth between the ages of 12 and 18. These issues include behavioral problems, learning disabilities, depression, and eating disorders.

    Developmental child psychology is concerned with the emotional and cognitive developments that impact children as they age. Among these developments are language, formation of identity, and understanding of morality.

    Abnormal Child Psychology focuses on the treatment of children and adolescents dealing with atypical issues like physical abuse, trauma, personality disorders, and sociopathy.

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  • Psychobiology

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    Psychobiology

    Psychobiology – also known as biopsychology, biological psychology, physiological psychology, and behavioral neuroscience – is the scientific study of the relationships between physiological and psychological systems. In simpler terms, it is about how our brain affects our behavior.

    Drawing from biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, genetics, and psychology, degree programs in the field focus on the neural mechanisms of behavior and cognition, evolutionary development of the nervous system, and mechanisms of nervous system and psychiatric disorders.

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  • Psychopharmacology

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    Psychopharmacology