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Types of psychologists

Updated: Apr 25, 2021

Do you think that all the psychologists are all the same?

Then let us introduce you to 8 different types of psychologists.

1. Aviation psychologists – study the behavior of pilots and flight crew members. As they perform research on airline safety, develop new training equipment, and help select suitable employees.

2. Biopsychologists – study and perform research on the brain and behavior by examining the neural bases of behavior. Biopsychologists can understand different biological factors that might impact how people think, feel, and act, such as brain disease and injury impact behavior, to find new ways of preventing, treating, and managing serious brain illnesses and trauma.

3. Clinical Psychologists – assess, diagnose and treat individuals experiencing psychological distress and mental illness as they perform psychotherapies and develop treatment plans. They often work in hospitals and mental health clinics cognitive psychologist – investigates how people think, including topics such as decision making and problem-solving. This psychologist is interested in how the brain processes, learns, stores, recognizes, and utilizes information. Mainly work in universities, research centers, rehabilitation facilities, hospitals, government agencies, and private practice.

4. Community psychologists – research community health issues as they seek to educate the community and develop prevention programs to help positive changes at both the individual and community levels.

5. Counseling Psychologists - provide psychotherapy to people experiencing psychological disturbances, behavioral problems, emotional difficulties, stress, and related issues. These professionals share many commonalities with clinical psychologists.

6. Military Psychologists - practice psychology in a military setting. IT can include treating soldiers who have a mental illness or emotional distress, researching different aspects of military life, and helping soldiers transition back to civilian life. Some psychologists apply their knowledge of the human mind and behavior toward recruiting, combating stress, training, decision-making, and leadership.

7. Personality Psychologists - study the different aspects of personality and how individual traits influence an individual's life and behavior. Researchers in personality psychology is interested in a wide range of topics with applications in everyday life.

8. Social Psychologists - study the behavior of groups, including how people behave in social settings and how groups influence individual behavior. A social psychologist might investigate a wide range of topics, including attitudes, prejudice, communication, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and persuasion.

The variety of psychology branches comes from the combination of options we have in life, and in this blog, we include the most common types of psychologists.

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