What is Psychology?
“Its all in the MIND”. Derived from the Greek word “psyche”, (mind) and “logos” (study), is what Psychology is all about ! Who am I? Why do I behave like I do ? What could I be as a person … are some of the questions addressed by this behavioral science. Psychology thus seeks to understand the complex functions of the human brain – how it produces consciousness, learning, memory, emotion, language, perception, creativity etc. It does this through a rigorous scientific approach, experimental scientific methods, statistics and research to observe and assess human and animal behaviour.
Some of the key branches of Psychology are : Clinical Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Educational Psychology, Occupational, Industrial, Social, Counselling, Experimental etc.
What do I have to do?
Clinical psychologists work in hospitals and clinics seeing patients who are referred by psychiatrists and other medical specialists. The patients include children and their parents, adolescents, adults and elderly people or individuals with behavioural problems and psychological difficulties. Abnormal psychologists study psychological dysfunctions such as schizophrenia, depression...