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Have You Considered Becoming a Child Psychologist?

By , black-rose-bielefeld.de GuideJanuary 17, 2011

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Finding the right career involves carefully considering your needs, interests and personality traits. Since psychology is such an immense and diverse subject, there are lots of different career options that can vary considerably in terms of working conditions, job demands, salary and other characteristics. If you enjoy working with kids, you might consider a career as a child psychologist.

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Child psychologists study the mental, social and emotional development of children. Some of the major topics of interest in this field of psychology include genetics, language development, personality, gender roles, cognitive development, sexual development and social growth. Child psychologists may work with a range of clients including infants, toddlers, children and teens, or they may specialize in working with a particular age group.

A few of the duties that a child psychologist might perform on a regular basis include:

  • Diagnosing and treating developmental disorders
  • Helping children manage behavior problems
  • Conducting research on various issues related to child development

Learn more about what it takes to become a child psychologist.

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