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What is Psychology? Related Career Titles
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Miscellaneous Resources UNCW Dept. of Psychology

What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior, mental processes, and how they are affected and/or affect an individuals or group's physical state, mental state, and external environment. It's goal is to describe, understand, predict, and modify behavior.

Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience - from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental health care services, "the understanding of behavior" is the enterprise of psychologists.

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Activity Leader Crisis Intervention Counselor International Student Advisor
Admissions Evaluator Customer Service Rep. Job Developer
Advertising Assistant Customs/Immigration Officer Junior Market Analyst
Assist. Account Executive Employment Agency Counselor Labor Relations Specialist
Community and Social Service Worker Food and Beverage Assistant Manager Market Research Analyst
Case Worker Health Club Assist. Mgr. Marketing/Sales Manager
Community Relations Rep Hospice Coordinator Media Buyer
Copywriter Hotel Event Management Media Planner
Corporate Merchandising Human Resources Mental Health Coordinator
Corrections Officer Public Opinion Surveyor Personnel Assistant
Correctional Caseworker Public Relations Assist. Personnel Interviewer
Probation Officer Recreation Specialist Statistician Assistant
Youth Corrections Officer Sales Representative Teacher
Professional Employment Recruiter Social Service Professional Staff Technical Writer/Communicator
Program Developer Wage/Benefits Analyst Television/Media Research


Account Executive Crisis Intervention Counselor International Student Advisor
Art Therapist Counselor: School Job Developer
Child Psychologist Counselor: Vocational Junior Market Analyst
College Student Affairs Creative Director Labor Relations Specialist
Career Planning Prof. Human Resources Adm. Market Research Analyst
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Counselor: Alcohol/Drug Physical Therapist Training & Development Professional
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Related Major Skills

Interpersonal Communication (oral and written)

Engage in Ethical Practice

Knowledge of Human Development & Behavior

Problem Solving

Able to Observe, Analyze, & Interpret Information

Decision Making

Concern for and Sensitivity to Others

Interviewing Techniques

Critical and Inferential Thinking

Good Listener

Insight to Deal Effectively with People

Able to Promote Healthy Relationships

Ability to Resolve or Mediate Conflicts

Understanding of Group Dynamics

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Job & Internship Search Links

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Job Search Resources

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

Association of Psychological Science

Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers

Careers in Psychology

Charity Navigator

Chronicle of Philanthropy

Coastal Horizons Crisis Center

Corporation for National & Community Service (includes Americorp)

Human Services Career Network


NC Jobs in Health & Human Service

Nursing for Psychology Majors


Psych Ed Job Connect (School Psychology)

School psychology job center


Society for I/O Psychology

The Mentor Network

Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT)

Work For Good

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Career Planning Links

Candid Career Videos

Occupational Outlook Handbook

O*NET OnLine

NC Tower

UNCW Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Forensic Science: Crime Scene Investigation

Career Alternatives for Art Historians

Careers in Psychology

Encyclopedia of Psychology

Non-Academic Careers in Psychology

Psych Web

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Professional Association Links

American Counseling Association

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

APA of Graduate Students

Cape Fear Psychological Association

National Association of Social Workers

North Carolina Psychological Association

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