IMAGE SOURCE What is Psychological Research? Psychological research involves the work psychologists perform in the analysis of human behaviors and how experiences affect behavior. Their research can have work-related, educational, theoretical, and clinical applications. Research psychologists also study physical problems with the brain to find new treatments for disorders, such as schizophrenia and dementia. Bachelor's Degree Your career . . .
IMAGE SOURCE There are work opportunities in several areas of the private and governmental sectors. As expected, the more advanced your degree is, the more potential to seek employment in different fields of psychology. However, most of the qualifications call for at least a master's degree. And optimally, a Ph.D. in Psychology, or Psy.D.s (Doctor . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Forensic Psychology? Forensic psychology is the marriage of the clinical practice of psychology with the law. It is the application of clinical skills such as assessment, treatment, and evaluation as they relate to forensic settings. The forensic settings involve those who encounter the law, legal institutions, and law enforcement. Thus, the practice of . . .
A Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) is the traditional doctorate that is applicable to numerous academic disciplines. The Psy.D. or Doctor of Psychology is an alternative to the former research doctoral degree. What is a Ph.D.? Psychology programs are plentiful, but also competitive, with more rigorous admission criteria. Because of the strong focus on research, they . . .
IMAGE SOURCE The International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) reports that 80% of incarcerated people have abused alcohol or drugs, and nearly half of them qualify as clinically addicted. In addition, approximately 60% of individuals arrested for most types of crimes test positive for illegal drugs at arrest. Alcohol, more than any illegal drug, was . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Psych and Crime A degree in forensic psychology is for students who want to learn how psychological theory and research are used in the criminal justice system and related fields. Students gain a comprehensive understanding of human behavior, including criminality, as well as important skills in data analysis, writing, and research. The degree provides a . . .