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What Is Psychology?

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Definition: What exactly is psychology? While it may seem like a very basic question, it is one of the most common questions asked by students new to the study of psychology. Part of the confusion stems from stereotyped portrayals of psychologists in popular media as well as the diverse careers paths of those holding psychology degrees.

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behavior. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain thought, emotion and behavior. Applications of psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics, and many other areas affecting health and daily life. Learn more about some of the basics of psychology in this definition of psychology.

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March 19, 2010 at 4:40 am
(1)ZUWEINA SALIMsays:

hi. thanks alot for your nice news letter on psychology. i really appreaciate for sending me. it has helped me alot speacially in my exams which i really passed.its simple to understand theories.

March 20, 2010 at 9:20 am
(2)INTEKHAB-UR-RAHMANsays:

Thanks a lot for sending me interested articles and informations on psychology. Really I am getting overexited to know all the new thoughts and work in the field of psychology. thanks again

June 9, 2011 at 3:21 pm
(3)Cammysays:

I might wanna study more of this!

June 11, 2011 at 1:57 am
(4)valerie nwojisays:

i never thought psychology could be this interesting? thanks a lot

January 11, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(5)Chuck Norrissays:

I thought it was the study of individuals

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