Psychologyis thestudy ofand. Psychology includes the study ofandphenomena, includingand. It is an academic discipline of immense scope, crossing the boundaries between theand. Psychologists seek an understanding of the emergent properties of brains, linking the discipline to. As a social science, psychologists aim to understand the behavior of individuals and groups.(or) is awhich is commonly associated with the science of psychology.
A professional practitioner or researcher involved in the discipline is called a. Some psychologists can also be classified as social,, or. Some psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and. Others explore theandprocesses that underlie cognitive functions and behaviors.
Psychologists are involved in research on,,,,,,,, and. Psychologists’ interests extend to,,, and other areas within. They also consider the unconscious mind.Research psychologists employto infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. Some, but not all,andpsychologists rely on.
While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in several spheres of human activity. By many accounts, psychology ultimately aims to benefit society.Many psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counseling, or school settings. Other psychologists conduct scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior. Typically the latter group of psychologists work in academic settings (e.g., universities, medical schools, hospitals). Another group of psychologists is employed in industrial and organizational settings.Yet others are involved in work on human development, aging, sports, health, forensics, and the media.