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NYU Forensic Psychology

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Please note: The Forensic Psychology area of focus is an informal track within the General MA Psychology Program. If you are a prospective applicant interested in the Forensic area of focus, you should apply directly to the General MA Psychology Program and write in your statement of purpose that your interest is in Forensic Psychology.

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The NYU General Master’s Degree area of focus in Forensic Psychology focuses on the intersection between psychology and the justice system. Forensic Psychology is the professional practice by psychologists within the areas of clinical, counseling, school, or other specializations of psychology, when providing professional psychological expertise to the judicial system.

The three areas of knowledge required for the practice of forensic psychology are:

  1. Clinical (e.g. diagnosis, treatment, psychological testing, prediction and intervention measurement, epidemiology of mental disorders, ethics)
  2. Forensic (e.g. response style, forensic ethics, tools and techniques for assessing symptoms and capacities relevant to legal questions)
  3. Legal (e.g. knowledge of law and the legal system, knowledge of where and how to obtain relevant legal information).

Career pathways with the Forensic Psychology area of focus include: academic researcher, consultant to law enforcement, correctional psychologist, evaluator for criminal or civil cases, expert witness, treatment provider, trial consultant, among many others.

Note: The area of focus in Forensic Psychology is available as an informal track that does not appear on students’ transcripts. For more information on the field of Forensic Psychology, including career opportunities, we recommend looking into APA’s Forensic Psychology Specialty .


In the context of the broader requirements of the MA program, the suggested 36-credit curriculum with a forensic psychology area of focus is below. Note that the curriculum is flexible, and students will work individually with a faculty advisor to develop a study plan tailored to their specific career goals in Forensic Psychology.

The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences does not allow students in the MA program to take undergraduate courses. All courses must be graduate level. Graduate courses offered by other NYU departments or schools (referred to as “cross-registration”) should be discussed with your advisor in advance of registration to assess relevance to the MA Psychology degree specifically. Typically no more than three courses can be taken in other NYU departments or schools. No more than three courses may be transferred in from outside universities, and these classes must be equivalent to graduate-level classes offered in the NYU Psychology Department.

Required Foundation Courses – 6 credits

  1. Statistics
  2. Research Methods and Experience or Clinical Research Methods

Required General MA Core courses – 9 credits
(choose at least three, including at least one Core A, and at least one Core B):

*Students may take EITHER Affective Neuroscience OR Cognitive Neuroscience towards the Core A or Core B requirements. If a student takes both, one will count as an elective.

Required Forensic Psychology Core Courses – 12 credits (choose at least four)

  1. Basic Forensic Psychology (required unless waived by instructor or MA Director)
  2. Advanced Forensic Psychology
  3. Forensic Assessment
  4. Psychology of Violence
  5. Traumatic Stress Reactions
  6. Criminal Behavior and the Prison Systems

Elective Forensic Psychology Courses – 3 credits (choose at least one)

  1. Personality Disorders
  2. Psychology of Addiction
  3. Foundations of Psychopathology
  4. Theories of Personality
  5. Social Psychology

A total of 9 credits (3 courses) of electives must be taken in addition to the above Foundation, Core, and Forensic Core courses. One of these elective courses (3 credits) must be taken within the Psychology Department. The other two can be taken across other schools/departments at NYU. Exceptions require advisement permission.

Electives in other departments and schools at NYU

As the largest private University in the country, NYU has multiple Schools, Centers, and Departments with psychology related courses. You may take up to two elective courses from other divisions of NYU to broaden your perspective on the topic. Note: some schools/departments have limitations on enrollments so it is recommended to register early and/or speak with each department/school as needed to understand requirements for cross-registration. Because schools continuously update their offerings, please check their catalog or website.


Comprehensive Examination. A separate written comprehensive examination, similar to the one that is given to General MA students, is offered three times a year, on the first Fridays of the following months: October, February, and June. The “comps” exam for the Forensic Psychology area of focus requires studying from, and taking, the following 3 question sets:

  1. The Forensic Question Set
  2. The Core A Question Set (choice of one Core A subject)
  3. The Core B Question Set (choice of one Core B subject)


MA Thesis. Instead of the Comprehensive Examination, the student may seek permission to write an MA thesis. For such permission to be granted, the student must demonstrate an outstanding record of performance in his or her studies and, as a minimum, must have completed all of the core requirements with at least a B+ average in all core courses. The student must also secure the sponsorship of a full-time faculty member in consultation with the MA director.


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Our forensic professors are all licensed psychologists with active clinical practices and/or research programs. Some hold law degrees and other postdoctoral credentials. They have extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient clinical-forensic assessment and psychotherapy. As a group, they have worked with multiple populations and disorders: violent offenders, sexual predators, stalkers, substance abusers, trauma victims, and pathological family systems (including domestic violence, child abuse, and delinquency). Beyond the basics, their diverse experiences include police and detective work; psychological evaluation of police; civil and criminal law practice, expert witness work, forensic media consultation, and published social science research.

As the largest private University in the country, NYU has multiple Schools, Centers, and Departments with forensic interests and courses. There are multiple opportunities to absorb and integrate the broader multidisciplinary field of forensics. This includes the physical and social sciences (e.g. biology, anthropology, criminology); clinical practice (social work, psychiatry); media studies (the CSI phenomenon: creative journalism); computer science (cybercrime); business (forensic accounting); and the arts (e.g. forensic graphics for law enforcement agencies). Other relevant disciplines include politics and foreign languages (the most recent CIA employment openings for psychologists specify profiling of foreign leaders and governments). Finally, the prestigious School of Law at NYU is affiliated with the interdisciplinary Law and Society MA Program within the Graduate School of Arts Science, where qualified forensic psychology students can take courses.

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    Graduate Programs in Psychology

    We invite you to join the almost 100 students currently enrolled in graduate study in Psychology at Cleveland State University! A faculty of eighteen professors and lecturers, augmented by a cadre of part-time clinicians and researchers, offers high-quality instruction, mentoring, and research experience for students in various areas of specialization and interest.

    The Department of Psychology offers three different graduate degrees. The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Adult Development Aging is awarded upon completion of a research-oriented program of study that prepares students for careers as researchers and higher education faculty; this degree is offered jointly with the Department of Psychology at the University of Akron. The Department also offers the Psychology Specialist (Psy.S.) degree, which is open to students who have completed the School Psychology specialization of the M.A. degree.

    The Master of Arts (M.A.) degree is available in five different specializations – Clinical Psychology ; Industrial-Organizational Research ; Diversity Management ; Experimental Research ; and School Psychology. Each specialization offers a unique curriculum that includes required and (for some specializations) elective courses; seminars; and field and/or research experiences. Experimental Research students also are required to write a thesis, while other specializations (Clinical, Industrial-Organizational Research, and Diversity Management) feature an optional thesis. Students enrolled in the School Psychology program do not write a thesis, but they have other opportunities to participate in faculty-led research. All M.A. specializations are designed so that all requirements can be completed within a two-year timeframe. (The School Psychology program also entails a third year of study for the Psychology Specialist degree.)

    In addition to these graduate degree programs, the Department also offers a certificate program in Diversity Management. Finally, there are a limited number of opportunities for students to register for graduate courses in Psychology on a transient or non-degree admission basis. For information on these opportunities, click here .

    More extensive information about our M.A. Degree specializations, Psy.S. program in School Psychology, Ph.D. program in Adult Development and Aging, and Certificate program in Diversity Management is available at the links below.

    Preparing for Graduate Programs in Psychology:

    Listen to a student talk about preparing to apply for graduate study in Psychology:

    Visit the American Psychological Association ’s webpage on Diversity Issues in Graduate Education.

    Applying for Graduate Admissions in Psychology

    Go to our Applying for Graduate Admission in Psychology page for information about admission requirements and application procedures for each of our graduate degree programs and specializations.

    Tuition Grants and Graduate Assistantships in Psychology

    Cleveland State University offers financial support to graduate students in the form of tuition grants. which are directly applied to defray students’ tuition costs. For Master’s Degree students, the value of these grants ranges from 6 semester credit hours of tuition cost to full coverage of students’ tuition costs at the Ohio resident rate but specific amounts are influenced by budget provisions and the number of grants awarded each semester. In general, preference is given to M.A. students who are enrolled in the Fall and Spring semesters of their first year of study. Tuition grants also are available to a handful of second-year students who are nominated by faculty for specific responsibilities, such as coordinating the Department’s research participation system. Students who receive tuition grants are required to work 10 hours per week in the Department, assisting faculty with teaching and/or research-related duties and other projects. When opportunities to apply for tuition grants are announced by the Department, M.A. students can apply for a tuition grant by completing and submitting an application form, available from the department office. In general, a greater number of teaching-related tuition grants are available.

    Doctoral (Ph.D.) students in Psychology are eligible to receive graduate assistantships, which are directly applied by the university to cover students’ full tuition costs, and a stipend to assist with living expenses. Doctoral students are required to work 20 hours per week in the Department. Based on consultation with Ph.D. program faculty, students are assigned to teach undergraduate courses, and to assist faculty with teaching- and/or research-related duties.

    Other campus offices and units offer tuition grants and assistantships to students; these are different from the awards made by the Department of Psychology, and students are encouraged to take advantage of these additional funding opportunities.

    Note that the “taxable wage” portion of the tuition grant and assistantship awards is subject to income taxes, per regulations of the Internal Revenue Service.

    For additional information about financial aid opportunities available for graduate students, visit the university’s Financial Aid office page at

    M.A. Thesis Information and Procedures

    Each of the M.A. specializations that include a thesis option or requirement has its own (a) deadline for students to submit plan of study, including thesis option election; (b) deadline for students to confirm thesis committee and topic; and (c) deadline for thesis proposal defense. Current students should consult their handbook or program/specialization director to learn these deadlines and associated procedures. In general, students should begin thesis preparations during their first semester of study, including conferring with faculty about potential topics and identifying an advisor.

    Students are permitted to register for thesis credit (PSY 699) only after they have completed and obtained signatures (thesis chairperson, department chairperson, college dean, and dean of graduate studies) on the Thesis and Dissertation Approval Form (which lists the thesis topic, advisor, and committee members).* Then, students should complete the Permission to Register for PSY 699 form, which must be signed by the students’ graduate program/specialization director. This form must be completed for each term in which the student wishes to register for thesis credit (PSY 699), and submitted to the Department Secretary, who will verify the thesis approval by the College of Graduate Studies. The Department Administrative Coordinator can then authorize the students’ registration for PSY 699.

    You may find additional information about thesis requirements from the College of Graduate Studies page.

    *Please note that PSY 696 (Graduate level independent study) may NOT be used as a “substitute” for PSY 699 (thesis).

    We are very proud of our students’ research accomplishments, which include presentations at state and national scholarly and professional conferences, in addition to published manuscripts that are often co-authored with Department faculty. When students successfully propose a paper or poster presentation to a peer-reviewed conference held outside of the local area, the Department of Psychology makes every effort to help defray students’ travel costs (mileage/airfare, hotel, meals, conference registration fee). Students should consult faculty advisors, who can help them obtain travel authorization forms. Then, students should visit the website of the College of Sciences and Health Professions to obtain and complete an application for travel funding. Currently, the College of Graduate Studies also offers financial assistance for student travel for conference presentations; visit the Graduate Studies website for information. The Psychology Department Chairperson will review the application (signed by the student and his/her advisor) and the travel authorization form, and determine the amount of funding that can be awarded to the student. Once the Chairperson has signed the travel authorization (and indicated the amount of funding, if any, to be provided by the Psychology Department), the student can submit the application for additional funding for consideration by the College of Sciences and Health Professions and the College of Graduate Studies.

    Graduate Association for School Psychology

    The Graduate Association for School Psychology was founded in 2007 as a vehicle for enhancing relationships among cohorts of students enrolled in the CSU School Psychology program; improving communication about program-related issues; providing support for students in their studies; promoting the welfare of children and families in the Greater Cleveland area; and contributing to decisions affecting program curriculum and policies. Through GASP (a CSU Student Government-sponsored organization), students also may be eligible to receive funding for professional activities such as conference attendance and presentations. Officers are elected by current students to represent each of the three cohorts of students – First, Second, and Third (intern) Year students. The School Psychology Program Director serves as the moderator of this student organization. Meetings are held periodically during the academic year, while social activities are scheduled on a periodic basis.

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    This program is not intended to lead to certification or licensure.^

    See deeper. Achieve the pinnacle of academic achievement with your Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from University of the Rockies.

    Degree Objective

    In this ultimate curriculum, you will discover how to further the emotional and mental health of your fellow human beings whether you’re in a clinical setting or a modern workplace. Begin by building a knowledge base in the history and systems of psychology. Then you will pursue more advanced courses with research, statistics, and measurement. Finally, demonstrate your expertise by writing your Applied Doctoral Project or Dissertation.


    Click on one of the links to the left to go deeper and specialize in one of psychology’s many specific applications.

    Graduation Requirements

    To fulfill the requirements for the Doctor of Psychology,** you must successfully:

    • Complete program coursework of 62 credits;
    • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00;
    • Complete three non-credit In-Residence Workshops*** (online students); and
    • Complete Applied Doctoral Project or Dissertation requirements.****

    Note: The date of degree conferral recorded on the student’s transcript and diploma will reflect the date the student completes all degree requirements. However, release of transcripts, diplomas, and verifications for degrees awarded are contingent upon submission of an electronic version of the Applied Doctoral Project or Dissertation for binding, the Petition to Graduate form, payment of the graduation fee, and payment of any outstanding balances with the University.

    ** There are unique degree requirements for the Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Specialization. Please visit the PsyD, Clinical Specialization page to read its specific requirements.

    ***For the PsyD programs, you are required to attend three In-Residence weekend workshops in Denver, CO. Please refer to these Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the In-Residence Workshop requirement.

    **** As a requirement for graduation from University of the Rockies with a degree of Doctor of Psychology (PsyD), each student must complete and successfully defend an Applied Doctoral Project (ADP) or Dissertation. The ADP is intended to extend or apply research by examining an issue within a real-world setting for a practical situation, leading to many different forms of studies that are different than the traditional dissertation. An ADP may look a lot like a dissertation study, or it can be a meta-analysis, a program design, program evaluation, a theoretical work, an action research, or a case study. The purpose of the Dissertation is to ensure that the student has mastered the ability to pursue a systematic investigation, which examines significant issues or problems in applied psychology. The Dissertation requirement is also designed to contribute to the student’s knowledge, skills, and research expertise in psychology. Students choose a topic that addresses carefully chosen research questions that the student then investigates with quantitative or qualitative research, with a meta-analysis, or with a program design or program evaluation. Prerequisites, timelines for completion, and attendance requirements for an Applied Doctoral Project and Dissertation, as well as a detailed explanation of each step in the process, are described in the Applied Doctoral Handbook and the Dissertation Handbook.

    Online Schedule

    Your course schedule is flexible. Take online courses one at a time. Online courses are offered in an accelerated six-week format and can be accessed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Applied Doctoral Project and Dissertation courses and the Doctoral Capstone Seminar are nine weeks in length.


    Your faculty members all have earned doctorates and have recent experience practicing what they teach. At University of the Rockies, both the theory and its practical application are taught. Your instructors will enliven your discussions and enhance your feedback with real-world lessons from their workplace experience.

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    This program of study does not meet, nor is intended to meet, the requirements for professional licensure in the State of Colorado. The Doctor of Psychology program is not a licensure program.

    The Doctor of Psychology program is not a licensure program. University of the Rockies cannot confirm whether its courses or programs meet requirements for professional licensure in your state. For information regarding professional licensure requirements in your state, you should contact the applicable licensing board or agency in your state and determine whether the program meets requirements for licensure in the state where you reside.

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    Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

    About the Chateaubriand Fellowship Program

    The Chateaubriand Fellowship is a grant offered by the Embassy of France in the United States. It supports outstanding Ph.D. students from American universities who wish to conduct research in France for a period ranging from 4 to 9 months. Chateaubriand fellows are selected through a merit-based competition, through a collaborative process involving expert evaluators in both countries.

    The program is divided into two subprograms:

    2017 Oregon Women’s History Consortium Research Fellowship

    The Oregon Women’s History Consortium is awarding two annual research fellowships for 2017: a Junior Research Fellowship and a Senior Research Fellowship. The expansion of our research fellowship is based on the positive response to our initial fellowship award in 2016. Our research fellowship continues the consortium’s long-standing goal of supporting scholarship that will lead to a significant contribution in the field of Oregon women’s history.

    The OWHC Research Fellowships are for $1,000 each.The application deadline is November 1, 2016.

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    National Academy of Education/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program in Education Research

    The NAEd/Spencer Dissertation Fellowship Program seeks to encourage a new generation of scholars from a wide range of disciplines and professional fields to undertake research relevant to the improvement of education. These $27,500 fellowships support individuals whose dissertations show potential for bringing fresh and constructive perspectives to the history, theory, or practice of formal or informal education anywhere in the world. Fellows will also attend professional development retreats and receive mentorship from NAEd members and other senior scholars in their field.

    American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) Fellowships and Grants

    The American-Scandinavian Foundation (ASF) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Fellowships and Grants program for the 2017/18 academic year. We appreciate you notifying qualified candidates about our program.

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    What to Know About Master’s Degrees in Counseling

    Considering a master’s program in counseling? The most important considerations are accreditation and program track. These ensure that you can get the type of licensing you want and practice independently.

    CACREP Accredited Online Master’s in Counseling Programs :

    Capella University offers Three 100% Online CACREP – Accredited Master’s Programs. Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. Click here to contact Capella University and request information about their programs.

    MPCAC Accredited Online Master’s in Counseling Program:

    Degree Track

    Master’s level programs in counseling may emphasize mental health counseling, school counseling, addictions counseling, or rehabilitation counseling, among others. Most tracks will prepare you for a similar level of licensing upon graduation; however, this is dependent on the laws of the individual state.

    “Educational accomplishments can look good on a resume or scholarship, but so do real world accomplishments after graduation.”

    Your duties also may overlap somewhat from specialty to specialty. You may have to meet certain coursework requirements, though, to wear particular titles or have addiction-related counseling services reimbursed by particular agencies.

    As a school counselor, you generally have a separate licensing agency. Programs for school counselors are often shorter, but some people opt for a longer program to achieve dual licensing or certification.

    If you want career flexibility, the length of your degree program can be important. Considering a second specialty down the road? Some states say that you can pursue additional coursework without enrolling in another formal educational program if your initial program met minimum length requirements and included the most fundamental components.

    Most tracks prepare you to take a licensing exam and (depending on the state you live in) apply for an associate or lower level license immediately upon graduation. In order to achieve full licensure, you need to work under supervision for about two years. Again, school counselors are not subject to the same regulations.

    Program Accreditation, Critical or Not Critical?

    Most counseling programs are accredited by CACREP. Rehabilitation counseling programs are often accredited by CORE.

    It’s generally easier to become licensed if your program has the expected accreditation. You may also find it easier to obtain employment with certain agencies. Here is an example: New federal regulations allow mental health counselors to provide services to TRICARE members as independent practitioners (no referral necessary) if they meet all the requirements. After a phase-out period, counselors who do not meet the requirements will no longer be eligible for reimbursement for services to TRICARE members. Program accreditation is among the considerations.

    Proper accreditation can also make the licensing process easier if a counselor moves from one jurisdiction to another.

    Most counseling programs are accredited by CACREP. Rehabilitation counseling programs are often accredited by CORE.

    Are there ever reasons to consider a program that doesn’t have the standard accreditation? Sure. Some psychology departments offer master’s programs in counseling psychology that include all the required coursework in counseling or marital and family therapy and are designed to meet licensing requirements in that state. They can be very innovative. If the program has been pre-approved by the state, the licensing process may not become any more complicated. It is critical to first explore your state’s requirement if you decide to take this route.

    Some people choose art therapy programs that have curriculums that are closely aligned with CACREP-accredited counseling programs. Depending on the state of residence, one may or may not be eligible for the same licensing.

    Other Considerations

    You will probably find many programs that meet the basic requirements. What should you consider besides practicalities like cost and location? The American Counseling Association suggests you consider special programs and also the strength of the faculty. You might consider how diverse the faculty is when it comes to theory and pedagogy as well as gender and ethnicity. You can learn more than what’s in the official literature if you visit the campus in the evening and observe interactions among students and faculty.

    There are all kinds of small considerations (for example, whether the program includes a thesis) that could have some bearing on your educational options down the road. However, the impact is generally minimal. Educational accomplishments can look good on a resume or scholarship, but so do real world accomplishments after graduation.

    An M.A. program is more likely to include a thesis. Many M.A. programs, however, don’t include one. In many cases, the initials can tell you little about the degree.

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    CACREP Accredited Online Master’s in Counseling Programs

    Capella University offers three online CACREP- accredited master’s programs: Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Addiction Counseling and School Counseling.

    The new Online MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program that is in the CACREP accreditation process and mirrors the CACREP-accredited program delivered on campus. Specializations in: Substance Abuse and Addictions Counseling (SAAC) and Counseling Military Service Personnel and their Families (MSPF)

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    Distance Learning Doctoral Degree Program in Counseling Psychology

    Research online doctoral degree programs in counseling psychology. Find out what you can learn in these courses and what you’ll need in order to participate in online learning to determine if it’s right for you.

    Essential Information

    A doctoral program in psychology usually requires 5-7 years of schooling beyond the baccalaureate degree. Online doctoral degree programs do not significantly differ in time or curriculum requirements from campus-based programs. However, online programs are typically hybrid in format, combining virtual courses with required campus-based or practical experiences; some programs require a residency.

    Doctoral programs in counseling psychology are offered as Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) and Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) degrees. Applicants need a baccalaureate degree in psychology in order to be considered.

    Course Topics

    A student earning a doctoral degree in counseling psychology online will be expected to complete classes covering the following topics:

    • Ethical and cultural issues in counseling
    • Addiction theories
    • Counseling techniques
    • Intervention practice
    • Marriage, family and addictions counseling
    • Adolescent and childhood counseling
    • Group therapy
    • Recovery strategies


    Students are required to prepare and defend a dissertation based on independent research projects. Since research, statistics and completion of the doctoral dissertation are completed independently, an online delivery method is appropriate for a student working toward a doctoral degree in counseling psychology.

    Online Learning, Residency and Practicum Requirements

    An online doctoral degree program in counseling psychology also requires students to participate in groups, classes and seminars online. Many distance learning programs require periodic attendance at seminars or orientation sessions held at the main campus. Some Ph.D. programs may require students to spend additional time, up to one year, in residence. In addition, most online doctoral degree programs integrate practicum and internship experiences.

    Licensing Requirements

    Completion of clinical and internship work is required in order to be eligible for licensure. Graduates need to pass a state licensing exam in order to become clinical psychologists providing counseling services.

    Most online doctoral programs in counseling psychology prepare students for licensure through a combination of online courses and in-person internships and/or residencies. Programs usually require completion and defense of a dissertation that includes independent, original research.

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    You don’t need to feel like a rat in a maze to find good psychology research topics for college students . Questia, your online research library and paper writing resource, contains thousands of scholarly articles and books.

    Psychology has many topics to choose from for a research paper. (Credit: Psychology Schools)

    Psychology encompasses a broad and continuous study of the mind, tracing back from ancient civilization through modern day today. This complex study has grown throughout the years covering numerous subjects of science that are categorized in six major branches. Below are brief descriptions of each one to help you find a research topic that interests you.

    6 major branches of psychology

    1. Clinical Psychology Research Topics . developed from the concept in modern psychology that there are huge differences between people. Since the late twentieth century, clinical psychology has been considered the most popular branch of psychology.

    The term was first introduced in 1907 in a paper by US psychologist Lightner Witmer (1867 to 1956), a former student of Wilhelm Maximilian Wundt (1832 to 1920). According to Witmer clinical psychology is “the study of individuals, by observation or experimentation, with the intention of promoting change.” Still there is no officially accepted definition of the term.

    2. Cognitive Psychology Research Topics . concentrates on how the brain absorbs and utilizes learned knowledge through sensory, perceptual and tactile senses. This stream of knowledge moves through the most standard model of cognitive psychology:

    Because this learned knowledge is essentially what controls or influences action in every day decisions, it focuses on the functions of the mental process, and enhancing learning capabilities in order to maintain information flow. Questia provides topics from top sources that contribute to the importance of shared knowledge and methods of optimizing intellectual growth.

    3. Developmental Psychology Research Topics . the discipline which studies cognitive, emotional, mental and social development. This branch of psychology is particularly interested in how people grow and develop over time. Unlike child psychology, developmental psychology covers age-related changes throughout the human life.

    The major dichotomies in developmental psychology are the debates about continuity versus discontinuity and nature versus nurture. Supporters of the continuous model argue that development is a smooth change, while their opponents claim that there are discrete stages in life. On the other hand, the nature-versus-nurture debate is centered on the role of heredity and genetics as opposed to learning and upbringing.

    4.Evolutionary Psychology Research Topics . the science or study of the thought processes and behavior of humans and other animals in their interaction with the environment. Psychologists study processes of sense perception, thinking, learning, cognition, emotions and motivations, personality, abnormal behavior, interactions between individuals, and interactions with the environment.

    The field is closely allied with such disciplines as anthropology and sociology in its concerns with social and environmental influences on behavior; physics in its treatment of vision, hearing, and touch; and biology in the study of the physiological basis of behavior. In its earliest speculative period, psychological study was chiefly embodied in philosophical and theological discussions of the soul.

    5. Forensic Psychology Research Topics . also known as medical jurisprudence, it is the application of medical science to legal problems. It is typically involved in cases concerning blood relationship, mental illness, injury, or death resulting from violence (credit zacharey at dresshead support ). The establishment of serious mental illness by a licensed psychologist can be used in demonstrating incompetency to stand trial, a technique which may be used in the insanity defense, albeit infrequently.

    6. Social Psychology Research Topics . the development that bridges from psychology and sociology. Until this day, psychologists still argue whether to classify this study as scientific or objective as it examines social exchange involving the application of both experimentation and observation. These two approaches are:

    • Experimental – validity in results and research rely on the application science.
    • Critical – the inconsistencies of human interaction place science as an unreliable source in social psychology, therefore all surrounding knowledge must be considered.

    In consideration of both of these approaches, psychologists come closer to understanding human interaction and how perception is conceived through others. The majority of influences that affect our perception and social identity involve culture, gender and cognitive thought.

    If you are interested in writing a paper on one of these psychology research topics. then you’ll find a section of full-text books and articles in the Questia online research library. However, if you don’t go bananas about what you discover, then use Questia’s Topic Generator to look for all of the others that are out there.

    What other psychology topics would you recommend for a research paper? Let us know in the comments.

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    Applied Behavior Analysis Programs


    • The on-campus M.S. in ABA program at Florida Tech had a BCBA certification exam pass rate of 92% in 2016.
      • Only 6 out of 93 programs around the world had a 100% pass rate.
    • Fl Tech ranked second in the world in number of publications in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis (JABA), the flagship journal in the field, in 2013-2014. *Most recent year for which data is available.

    Welcome to the Behavior Analysis Programs at Florida Tech

    Florida Tech’s behavior analysis programs fit every need. Behavior Analysis is a scientific approach to the study of behavior, with behavior emphasized as the proper subject of investigation. It is concerned with describing, explaining, predicting, and changing behavior. Environmental events are the primary independent variable in our science, although it is recognized that genetics and other biological variables are needed to fully explain behavior. Thus, the focus of behavior analysis is determining functional relations between behavior and environmental events.

    Behavior analysis has four different branches:

    1. The conceptual analysis of behavior. which addresses philosophical, theoretical, historical, and methodological issues
    2. The experimental analysis of behavior (EAB), which focuses on research on basic processes and principles
    3. Applied behavior analysis (ABA), which focuses on applying basic principles to solve problems of social significance while systematically evaluating these applications
    4. Behavior analytic service delivery. which focuses on professional practice and consultation

    Florida Tech offers fivedifferent graduate applied behavior analysis programs:

    The mission of our M.S. Behavior Analysis Degree Programs is to produce competentbehavior-analytic practitioners and consultants, who are solidly grounded in basicprinciples derived from the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB), who approach the world from a radical behaviorist perspective, who will continue to inform their practice with current research findings, contribute to behavioral research, who attain BCBA certification, and who are prepared to enter doctoral programs.

    The mission of our Ph.D. Behavior Analysis Degree Program is to produce competent behavior-analytic researchers, instructors, and practitioners who are solidly grounded in basic principles derived from the experimental analysis of behavior (EAB). We expect graduates of our doctoral program to approach the world from a radical behaviorist perspective, contribute to behavioral research, inform their practice with current research findings, obtain academic and professional positions, and effectively manage behavior analysts under their supervision. Handbooks for the applied behavior analysis programs can be accessed at the “More Information” links below.


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    In psychology, we explore the human mind, behaviour and emotions, because we want to make a difference. We care for people and seek knowledge with the aim of providing meaningful help and support. Studying psychology opens doors to students interested in a wide range of work opportunities, from clinical treatment to fieldwork in communities in need, as well as legal, government and corporate professions.

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    Learn in the real world

    Experience is invaluable, because in psychology we draw on the ‘human element’: the ability to listen and empathise. At Deakin, we emphasise learning from real life, and we make this possible through our unique partnerships, peer-mentoring and transition-to-work activities.

    You’ll have opportunities to undertake work experience while you complete your course.

    The School of Psychology has valuable links with workplace partners, so you can graduate with a resume already full of real-life experience.

    Study where it suits you

    Study where you want to live: the Melbourne Burwood Campus, the Geelong Waterfront Campus, the Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, the Warrnambool Campus. Or, even online through our Cloud Campus.

    As a research student, doors will open to collaborations with our external partners including industry, hospitals, businesses, local communities and support centres.

    Our expert supervisors will guide your enquiry into human behaviour and help you make your mark in the research world.

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    Sport Psychology Specialization Master of Science in Psychology

    Gain an edge in the fast-growing field of sport psychology. Capella University’s online Master’s in Sport Psychology can put you on the path to help individuals, athletes, coaches, parents, and teams enhance or restore performance. Build your ability to address athletic performance, motivation, and recovery by helping athletes and others merge physical performance with mental performance by drawing on knowledge from areas such as kinesiology, biomechanics, and physiology. This program is also available through FlexPath.

    The Building Blocks of Your Master’s Program

    Our curriculum focuses on teaching how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise, and physical activity. Prepare to work with athletes and coaches to improve motivation and improve performance, or use fitness and sports to enhance people’s general health and well-being. Use your newly attained skills to help guide individuals through the pressures associated with sports, physical therapy, or even business ventures.

    FlexPath: A More Direct Path to Your Degree

    FlexPath can help you earn your degree on your own schedule, at your own pace — with the potential to save you time and money. FlexPath self-paced learning allows you to move quickly through subjects you’re more familiar with or more slowly as needed. You’ll develop the same mastery — and earn the same degree — as our GuidedPath learning format, only in a more efficient, more personalized way.

    With your Master’s in Sport Psychology from Capella, you’ll learn the foundations of psychology and their application to sport psychology, and utilize sport psychology theory and research to customize working models that fit specific populations.

    Common jobs with an online program in sport psychology include athletic program manager, coach, sport development manager or sport psychology assistant. Potential workplaces include fitness club, health care, parks and recreation organization or youth sport organization.

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    Master’s Degree in Psychology FAQ

    Updated July 02, 2017

    Are you thinking about earning a master s degree in psychology? A master s degree can open up a whole new world of career opportunities, but you should start by exploring some frequently asked questions about the degree in order to determine if it is the right educational choice for you. Learn more about earning a master s degree in psychology. including how long it will take, your career options after graduation, and possible alternative degrees that you might want to consider.

    What Is a Master s Degree in Psychology?

    A master s degree in psychology is a graduate-level degree that generally involves two to three years of study beyond the undergraduate degree. The two most common types of psychology master s degrees are the Master of Arts (M.A.) and the Master of Science (M.S.). An M.A. degree may indicate a stronger liberal arts focus, while an M.S. may indicate a stronger concentration on research and the sciences. The type of degree offered depends on the school and program, however, since the academic requirements are often very similar.

    Some master s programs in psychology offer what is known as a terminal degree. This type of degree is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice in their specialty area. In other cases, a master s degree may serve as preparation for further study at the doctoral level.

    Specific course requirements can vary considerably, so take a careful look at the course outline of any program you are considering.

    You may also have to choose between a thesis and non-thesis option. Completing a thesis is a good choice if you are interested in further graduate study, while the non-thesis alternative might be ideal if you are more interested entering the workforce immediately after graduation.

    What Can You Do With a Master s Degree in Psychology?

    While having a master s degree means you ll find more job opportunities than you will at the bachelor s level, job options are still limited if you are interested in entering the field of professional psychology.

    A terminal master s program, however, does open the door to entry-level jobs in fields such as mental health. industrial-organizational psychology, and forensic psychology. Other sectors of employment include colleges, universities, private business and government. Learn more about some of the job options with a master s degree in psychology .

    How Do You Earn a Master s Degree in Psychology?

    If you are interested in pursuing a master s degree in psychology, it pays to start planning early. Take a look at the requirements of a few programs you are considering, and then be sure to schedule all of the pre-requisite courses during your years of undergraduate study. Statistics, experimental methods. and developmental psychology are just a few of the common courses required by psychology graduate programs .

    Before you apply to a master s program, you may also be required to take the Graduate Record Examination, or GRE. In addition to taking the main test, you might also need to take the GRE Psychology Subject Test .

    Once you ve been admitted to a master s program, make a course schedule that outlines all of the courses you plan to take. Take note of the required courses, and check out your school s class offering schedule.

    Some classes are only offered every other semester or every other year, so plan carefully to ensure that you are able to take all the classes you need.

    Should You Earn a Master s Degree Before Earning a Doctorate?

    One of the biggest questions facing students interested in earning a graduate degree in psychology is whether or not they should earn a master s degree before applying to a doctorate program. Many Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs do not require a master s degree, and students are able to begin these doctoral programs immediately after completing their bachelor s degrees.

    If you are unsure if doctoral study is right for you, a master s degree can be a good option.

    Spend some time talking to your college advisor and faculty members to determine which option is the best choice based on your educational interests and career goals.

    What Type of Master s Degree Should You Earn?

    While there are generalist programs available, many students elect to focus on a particular specialty area. Some of the different types of master s programs available include:

    • M.A. or M.S. in Experimental Psychology
    • M.A. or M.S. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    • M.A. or M.S. in Forensic Psychology
    • M.A. or M.S. in Clinical Psychology
    • M.A. or M.S. in Social Psychology
    • M.A. or M.S. in Child Development

    In addition to traditional master s programs, there are a variety of online master s degree in psychology available. Students should carefully consider all of their options before determining which option is best suited to their needs.

    What Are Some Alternatives to a Master s Degree in Psychology?

    If you determine that a master s degree in psychology is not the best choice to help you fulfill your academic and career goals, there are a number of related alternative programs to choose from. If you know that you want to work in the field of mental health, there are still plenty of other areas to consider. Counseling, social work. school psychology, education and health sciences are other academic options that might also appeal to you.

    Some possible alternative degrees include:

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    GPS utilizes organizational and educational psychology practices to improve the world of education

  • Organizational Psychology

    We apply psychological theories, principles and practices to organizations. We contribute to an organization’s success by improving the performance, satisfaction, and well being of its employees. We conduct work on employee behaviors and attitudes and how these can be improved through hiring practices, training, feedback, management systems, leadership support and development. We help organizations and employees manage change and transitions. We create organizational infrastructure, support strategic planning processes and provide organizational and operational systems.

  • Educational Psychology

    We implement practices from cognitive, neuroscience and behavioral perspectives to improve learning processes. We focus on supporting differences in intelligence, learning style, mastery, cognitive development, affect, motivation, self-concept as they relate to improved learning. We use testing, measurement, research-based effective instructional practices, reflection, personal and professional development to enhance educational activities and outcomes.

  • Everything GPS does in each school is in the spirit of partnership, communicating and working with school personnel to create a positive, cooperative environment. We help organizations overcome the cultural, structural, leadership and instructional obstacles that stand in the way of achieving their strategic goals.

  • GPS offers the expertise, processes, and personnel necessary to build and sustain capacity within the individuals, organizations and communities we serve. Our mission is to positively impact individuals by enhancing their learning experience, thereby leading them on a path toward an enriched quality of life.

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    Our graduate program is founded on the premise that knowledge of basic psychology and psychological methods is required for careers in both basic science and applied behavioral science.

    Our program boasts solid training in general content areas, in methodology, and in scientific writing. They prepare our graduate students to make active contributions to scholarly research and to solve problems in various community, clinical, and other nonacademic settings. To learn what recent graduates are doing, see our placements page.


    Required components of the application include:

    Three letters of recommendation, a statement of intent, A CV or resume, unofficial transcripts, GRE scores (the general test is required and the subject test is recommended), and TOEFL scores (if applicable).

    Statements of Intent should describe the applicant’s academic training and research interests and identify one or more Notre Dame faculty members whose research interests intersect with the applicant’s. The Department of Psychology does not have formal minimal criteria for admission, but applicants should be aware that admission is very competitive. Our previous entering class had an average undergraduate GPA of 3.72, GRE quant score of 160, and GRE verbal score of 162.

    ND Pier: Students interested in learning to conduct research on educational practices, programs and policies should apply for the Rev. James A. Burns Fellowship to be a part of the Program for Interdisciplinary Educational Research. This fellowship provides a stipend for up to five years, along with professional development funding for research and travel. Interested students will apply as part of their graduate application to their departmental Ph.D. program.

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    Psychology Associate Degrees and Online Associate Degree Programs

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    Introduction to Psychology Associate Degrees

    What is a Psychology Associate Degrees?

    Are you thinking of getting your Associate’s Degree in Psychology? If so, then welcome to the most helpful resource on the web! We have taken the time to compile the information you need as you search for schools that offer an Associate’s degree in psychology online. Here you will find a full listing of programs, information about curriculum and costs, as well as statistics about the career outlook you can expect after earning your psychology degree. Whether you choose an online or campus based program, you can be on your way to a fulfilling career in the field of psychology in relatively little time.

    Earning your Associate’s degree in Psychology is the first step on a branching path with many options. You won’t be able to start treating patients with this degree, but earning your Associate’s in psychology is a cost effective and efficient way to explore the field and begin building your credentials. If you are still deciding where you want to go in your career, but are certain that psychology is the field you are interested in an Associate’s degree might be the best choice.

    To find the psychology program that is right for you, contact the schools that offer an Associate’s degree in Psychology below. It’s completely free and you will receive program information, as well as personal contact from a school representative. Once you have the chance to review program information and learn more about the courses, costs and curriculum, you will have the tools you need to choose the traditional or online psychology degree that is right for you!

    What Can You Do with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology?

    The kinds of jobs you can get with an Associate’s Degree can open doors to your future. Whether you decide to earn your Associate’s of Science or an Associate’s of Art in Psychology, you will be prepared to enter into several different career fields. With a degree in psychology, your job options will vary widely, and may include jobs as a research assistant, positions with government agencies and several jobs within non-profits.

    The direction you can take with your degree depends upon your interests. If you hope to eventually get an advanced degree in early childhood psychology, seek out a job working with kids. If you are interested in clinical psychology, you may want to look into an administrative position in a psychologist’s practice or a position with a local mental health agency. Bear in mind that you can easily branch out into law, business, human resources, teaching, and medicine with this kind of degree, making it a flexible starting point for continuing your education.

    While you are getting a start in the field of Psychology through education, you may want to start networking, too. Consider joining a professional organizations in the Psychology field while you are in school, as membership dues are often more affordable for students. While the American Psychological Association is one of the biggest and best-known organizations around, many smaller organizations exist, often with a specific focus or specialty. These include the Eating Disorders Association, the Society of Experimental Social Psychology and the Society for the Study of Peace, Conflict and Violence. The networking opportunities within these kinds of organizations are valuable, and many even offer scholarships and grants to help you achieve your educational goals!

    Associate’s Degree in Psychology Program Curriculum

    Getting accepted into any Associate’s Degree program requires you to have a high school diploma or GED. Once you are accepted, you’ll study a mix of subjects which may depend on whether you are in an Associate’s of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate’s of Science (A.S.) program. Regardless of which psychology degree program you choose, you’ll take classes in English, math, science, and Sociology in addition to your courses in Psychology.

    Programs vary from school to school, but most A.A. or A.S.Pyschology programs cover an overview of mental illness, how the mind works, and the influences that society, family and biology have on human behavior. Well-designed programs also include ancillary classes that will help you succeed in the field such as statistics, basic research, medical terminology, and human biology. As far as choosing between an A.A. or an A.S. degree, an Associate’s of Arts with a focus major on Psychology will have a greater focus on the humanities, while an Associate’s of Science with a focus major on Psychology will include more courses in math and science.

    As schools continue to revamp the way courses are offered, you may find a good number of online Psychology degree programs. These are often flexible and affordable, especially if you plan to work while you are going to school. Most programs take about two years to complete and prepare you for entry level positions in the field. Contact the schools on this page to learn more about completing your online Psychology degree today!

    What are my options for continuing my education after earning an Associate’s degree in Psychology?

    If you hope to pursue a long lasting career in the field of psychology, your Associate’s in Psychology degree is a great place to start! It’s important that you keep your end goals in mind when choosing a school, especially if you plan to earn higher degrees in the future. Here are some tips:

    • Make sure you earn your Associate’s degree in Psychology from an accredited institution. Most programs are accredited by a regional accrediting body and online Psychology programs can be accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC).
    • Think a step ahead. If you are planning on earning your Bachelor’s degree or even your Master’s, check to see if the classes you will take in your Associate’s program will count toward these advanced degrees. You can save both time and money by planning well in this regard.
    • Networking is an important component of your career and can begin as you earn your Associate’s degree in Psychology. Find out who your professors will be. Ideally, they will be as involved in their professional community as they are in teaching you. See if the school has relationships with potential employers or with other institutions of higher learning. You can also check to see if they have placement programs with employers.
    • Financial assistance is also important. Contact the schools on this page to see what grants, scholarships, and tuition assistance programs are available as you start the program.

    What about pursuing an online Psychology degree?

    Associate’s degree programs in Psychology are particularly well-suited for distance learning, making an online psychology degree a viable choice. Very little of the course work requires hands-on, face-to-face contact. Once you have decided that this is the degree you want to pursue, check with the institutions you are considering to see if they offer an online alternative to campus learning.

    Many community colleges include an online component to most courses of study and some offer entire degrees online. The State University System of New York’s community college network, for example, offers an Associate’s of Arts in psychology degree online. The credits you earn directly transfer to the four year colleges in the system, saving you time and money when you decide to advance your education further. Some four year universities also offer an online Psychology degree that then bridges to a Bachelor’s program. Florida Tech, for example, allows you to earn your Associate’s of Arts in Applied Psychology online and then continue on to a Bachelor’s degree.

    Take time to request information from the schools on this page so you can receive program materials specific to the degree you choose to pursue. Whether you attend classes on campus or decide on an online Psychology degree program, you can earn your Associate’s and be on your way to a satisfying and interesting career!

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    MS and MA degrees in Clinical Psychology Guide

    MasterOfClinicalPsychology has many helpful resources if you are interested in a master s degree in clinical psychology. In the last decade, several schools have begun offering online programs for graduate degrees, which has made earning your master s degree easier than ever before.

    If you re interested in earning a degree in clinical psychology online, you re in luck. Many colleges and universities provide students the opportunity to receive the training necessary to work in this field. Some programs are offered entirely online while others are a combination of classroom and distance learning.

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    Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of mental disorders. It is one of the largest fields within psychology which explains the large number of degree programs including doctorate, master s, bachelor s, and associate s degrees.

    If you’re interested in getting a graduate degree in clinical psychology, you’re in luck. Many schools offer this degree, either online or through face-to-face programs. You can earn your degree in about two years or less, depending on your schedule and personal commitments. With a graduate degree in clinical psychology, you’ll become a highly-qualified licensed professional with the training necessary to succeed in your career.

    How to Earn a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology

    Master in sports psychologyThere are many steps to becoming a licensed clinical psychologist. First, you must earn you high school diploma and enroll in a bachelor s degree program at an accredited college or university. If you’re not ready for a four-year program, you might want to consider an associate’s degree. An associate’s degree allows you to complete your basic undergraduate-level academic courses, such as English, math, and public speaking. Once you’re ready to tackle a four-year program, you’ll have completed most, if not all, of your general education courses. You’ll now be able to focus solely on your major and complete a bachelor’s degree in just two years.

    As an undergrad, you’ll likely major in psychology or a similar field. By earning a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, you’ll receive the necessary foundation for graduate study. Some schools also allow you to focus on a one particular field of psychology, such as clinical, forensic, sports, health, and other specializations. By specializing in one subset of psychology, you’ll be better able to determine what area interests you the most.

    Once you have a bachelor’s degree under your belt, it’s time to start thinking about a master’s degree. A master’s degree is a type of graduate degree that provides students with a rigorous education in their chosen field. Psychology students have a few options to consider when it comes to earning a master’s degree:

    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology: An M.S. in Clinical Psychology is two-year degree that focuses on the intellectual, emotional, and biological aspects of human behavior. Coursework includes current theory and practices associated with dysfunctional behavior as well as a practicum that provides clinical experience and research opportunities. Graduates are prepared to provide mental health services in a variety of settings, including community mental health centers, schools, hospitals, private practice, and managed care environments.
    • Master of Arts in Psychology: An M.A. in Psychology is a more arts-oriented program with a strong emphasis on psychology and the behavioral sciences. This program typically takes two years to complete, and requires students to complete a practicum and/or internship in the field. Courses include such topics as behavioral principles, theories of personality, cognitive psychology, fundamentals of neuropsychology, and many other related subjects.
    • Master of Science in Mental Health Psychology: An M.S. in Mental Health Psychology is similar to that of an M.S. in Clinical Psychology but a degree in mental health psychology is often considered a counseling psychology program. Coursework is very similar; however, one notable difference is that an M.S. in Mental Health Psychology typically prepares graduates to work at schools providing basic counseling services, while clinical psychologists tend to work with more disturbed populations.

    A master’s degree in psychology, as noted above, comes in many forms. However, if you know that clinical psychology is your field of interest, it’s time to arm yourself with as much information as possible about graduate programs before you apply.

    A master’s degree in clinical psychology often takes a few years to complete, depending on how much time you can dedicate to your studies. Online programs are becoming a popular choice for busy professionals who need maximum scheduling flexibility. If you’re a parent, a full-time employee, or just plain busy, distance learning may be an option worth considering.

    Once enrolled in a program, you can expect to complete between 35-60 credit hours, depending on the school’s completing requirements. Also, as noted above, you’ll likely need to complete a practicum which is an essential component of any applied professional training. A practicum allows you to network with other professionals in your field while gaining valuable, meaningful work experience.

    Salary and Career Data for Clinical Psychologists

    Now that you’ve earned an advanced degree, it’s time to start exploring your career options. Psychologists work in a number of different settings including:

    • Clinics
    • Hospitals
    • Rehabilitation facilities
    • Community and mental health centers
    • Colleges and universities
    • Independent practice

    Where you work all depends on the type of population you wish to serve. If you wish to work with students at the crucial middle years, you might want to consider employment at a school or children’s mental health facility. If you want to work with convicts and ex-cons, you might consider working on a prison or non-profit organization. Once you’ve determined the population, your next consideration is what type of services you wish to provide and at what level.

    According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, psychologists are typically responsible for the following duties:

    • Conduct scientific studies to study behavior and brain function
    • Collect information through observations, interviews, surveys, tests, and other methods
    • Find patterns that will help them understand and predict behavior
    • Use their knowledge to increase understanding among individuals and groups
    • Develop programs that improve schools and workplaces by addressing psychological issues
    • Work with individuals, couples, and families to help them make desired changes to behaviors
    • Identify and diagnose mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders
    • Develop and carry out treatment plans
    • Collaborate with physicians or social workers to help treat patients

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported a median annual wage of $68,640 in May 2010. The top 10 percent earned more than $111,810. Salaries vary depending on your level of experience and type of employer. If you want to go into private practice, you set your own rates and fees.

    Being a psychologist is a rewarding and very challenging career. And with the right education and training, you ll well on your way to becoming a respected leader in your field. Check out our list of accredited schools to find the right program to help you get started!

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    If you currently have Registered Practitioner Status at master’s level, this course provides you with the opportunity to study theory and research related to a specialised area of psychology to doctorate level. The production of the advanced independent work also allows you to enhance your understanding of conducting research and of the ethical issues involved in this process

    If you currently have Registered Practitioner Status at master’s level, this course provides you with the opportunity to study theory and research related to a specialised area of psychology to doctorate level. The production of the advanced independent work also allows you to enhance your understanding of conducting research and of the ethical issues involved in this process.

    This programme is designed for applied psychologists who are already qualified and practising with the primary aim of providing a continued professional development route to top-up applied psychologist’s level of qualification to doctorate level. The core philosophy of the programme is to develop applied psychologists advanced research knowledge and skills to doctoral standard, which will contribute to their growth as evidenced-based practitioners. The programme will enable you to engage with issues of importance to applied psychology practice and research in a manner that gives you responsibility for the focus of study and assessment, as is appropriate at this advanced level of study. The assessment strategies make use of your choice over the area of study to ensure that the subject of assessment is relevant to your own and/or your institution’s professional practice. This ensures an appropriate combination of academic study and professional focus as well as an understanding of a substantial body of knowledge at the forefront of psychological theory and practice.
    The clinical expertise of the programme team is diverse, covering a broad range of specialist areas in psychology. The programme team embrace the research informed learning agenda of this academic programme and use their expertise within their specialist field and research to support you through your studies.


    Stage 1 (12 months)

    This module will assist you to ethically consider a research topic in applied psychology, critically appraise research knowledge in relation to the topic and to formulate research questions for your proposed study involving systematic review methods.

    Stage 2 (18 months)

    This modules provides the opportunity for applied psychologists to consolidate your learning experiences throughout the programme through a self-initiated research project that significantly contributes to the development of new knowledge within the context of applied psychology. In addition, skills necessary for publication of empirical work will be developed.

    Modules offered may vary.

    How you learn

    You learn through lectures, small discussion groups and on-going individual supervision. The virtual learning environment is also used to provide learning resources for each module and an interactive learning environment to enable you to discuss materials with other students and the teaching staff.

    How you are assessed

    There is a variety of assessment methods used throughout the programme. These include an oral and written presentation of the research proposal, ethics submission and the production of a 35-40,000-word advanced independent work followed by a viva voce.

    Career opportunities

    The programme provides a route whereby psychologists who are fully licensed by the statutory regulator to practise as psychologists can top up their qualification to a doctorate award and develop advanced research methods skills.

    Entry requirements

    All applicants should have:

    • HCPC registration as a practitioner psychologist
    • a minimum of three years’ experience in current psychological practice.

    You will be required to attend an interview for this course.

    For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

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    Master of Science in Clinical Child and School Psychology

    Why Study Clinical Child and School Psychology at SIUE?

    This program is highly unique as it is one of only a handful of combined clinical child and school psychology programs in the nation. It anticipated many developments in both school and clinical child psychology as it emphasizes prevention, the ecological/systems approach, and the consultative role of the psychologist. Further, the program focuses on evidence based practices, such as behavioral and cognitive interventions. Finally, practica experiences are seen as a critical and ongoing adjunct to the academic component of the program, with students engaging in practica every semester.

    The program includes two tracks: the Clinical Child track and School Psychology track. These tracks are designed to serve the needs of two groups of students. Students in the Clinical Child track will be prepared to work with children, adolescents, and their families in the health system and other community agencies, under the supervision of licensed healthcare providers. Clinical child psychology students are also well-prepared to pursue doctoral education at other universities following completion of their Master’s degrees. Some clinical child students are interested in becoming licensed; for that reason, we provide a web page about licensure .

    The School Psychology track prepares students with knowledge and skills necessary for further education and training in the specialist degree program in school psychology. Students pursuing certification in school psychology are admitted to the master’s degree program with the expectation that they will go on to complete the specialist degree program in school psychology. Students in the School Psychology Track who continue on for the specialist degree after completing the master’s degree are eligible for certification as school psychologists in Illinois.

    Curriculum across both tracks is equivalent during the first four semesters of training; practicum experiences are provided across various types of settings. Coursework and training experiences during the second year of the program, and particularly the latter part, are increasingly focused on either Clinical Child or School psychology.

    Unique Strengths of the SIUE Master s in Clinical Child and School Psychology

    The program has a number of unique strengths that allow it to stand out as a premier program in the nation, which include:

    • One of only a few combined programs in the nation
    • Practica begins immediately, during students first semester, and continues every following semester.
    • Ongoing partnerships with local school districts, Head Start. juvenile detention, and other local agencies
    • Breadth of training, including courses in prevention, psychotherapy, and crisis intervention
    • One of less than ten school psychology programs in the nation to include a course on autism assessment and intervention
    • Hosts two clinics unique to the St. Louis region, which are the Attention Behavior Clinic (ABC) and the Comprehensive Autism Spectrum Evaluation (CASE) site
    • Program was established in 1970 and the Specialist Program in School Psychology has been continuously fully accredited by NASP since 1999
    • Students work closely with faculty to develop their own thesis or research project
    • Students commonly present research at the annual conferences of the National Association of School Psychologists, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, American Psychological Association, and other national organizations.
    • Students commonly coauthor research publications with program faculty.
    • Most importantly, you will learn from award-winning faculty!
    • Dr. Stephen Hupp received the SIUE Teaching Recognition Award in 2011.
    • Dr. Jeremy Jewell received the Mental Health Hero 2015 award from Wellspring Resources as well as the Vaughn Vandegrift Research Mentor award for the fall of 2012.
    • Dr. Elizabeth McKenney received the Extra Effort Award from Edwardsville School District 7 in 2014 and in 2013 received the Early Career Scholarship from the Trainers of School Psychologists.
    • In an analysis of publication productivity among school psychology faculty in all NASP-accredited, specialist-level programs (Laurent Runia, 2016 ), Drs. Jewell and Hupp were ranked the 24 th and 25 th most productive researchers in the U.S.A.
    • In the same analysis (Laurent Runia, 2016 ), SIUE’s school psychology graduate program was ranked seventh in the nation in scholarly productivity.

    Due to a national shortage of school psychologists, job prospects are outstanding for students who complete the school specialist degree. Prospects for students in the clinical child track are also very good. After the completion of their Master’s degree, clinical child track students find employment in a variety of clinical and community agencies under the supervision of a licensed professional. Students in the clinical child track are also highly successful at getting accepted into doctoral programs if they choose to apply.

    Please visit the application information page for admission requirements and procedures.

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    Top 10 Best Online Bachelor s in Psychology Degree Programs

    Choosing one of the Top 10 Online Bachelor s in Psychology Programs listed here is an excellent way to ensure that a student interested in distance learning will receive a good quality education.

    Featured Bachelor s Programs

    Ranking the Best Online Psychology Degree Programs

    All of these programs are offered by accredited institutions, and courses are taught by experienced instructors.

    #1 Post University

    Post University is an accredited school located in New England. Known for its challenging curriculum and small class sizes, the school has been in operation since 1890.

    Get info about this program from Post University.

    Undergraduate students pay $525.00 per credit hour.

    Students may transfer up to 90 credits from another accredited school. Online tutoring services are available at no extra charge.

    Human Development, Education, and Health
    Organizational Studies

    #2 Colorado Christian University

    Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914, and this school is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Students attending CCU online pay $542.00 per credit hour.

    This school allows students to apply up to 31 credits from prior life experiences toward a degree. Online classes are conducted in seven-week blocks, and all work can be completed and submitted online.

    #3 Franklin University

    Franklin University is a private, non-profit school. Prospective students can enroll in a program at various times throughout the year.

    The standard tuition per credit hour is $375.00.

    This school attempts to maximize the number of prior credits which may be transferred toward a degree program. Courses are self-paced, which allows students to learn on their own schedule.

    #4 Capella University

    Capella is an accredited online university. The school s iPhone app and mobile site allows students to stay connected to their course material while on the go. Learners can see a course dashboard and school news items, as well as receive financial aid alerts on most mobile devices.

    Get info about this program from Capella University.

    Tuition costs range from $290.00-$350.00 per credit, depending on the course level.

    Capella students have the option of earning credits toward a Master s degree in Psychology while enrolled in the undergraduate program after they have completed 100 quarter credits. A minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.0 is required if a student wishes to remain in the combined BS/MS program.

    #5 Kaplan University

    Kaplan University was founded in 1937 and offers on-campus and online learning programs. New students enrolled in online programs can try out the school at no cost for five weeks. Tuition is payable only if the student chooses to continue in the program.

    Get info about this program from Kaplan University.

    The BS in Psychology costs $371.00 per credit hour.

    This school offers an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Psychology-to-Master of Science in Psychology option. The advanced degree can be completed more quickly than if a student enrolled in each one separately. This unique feature helped Kaplan make our list of Top 10 Online Bachelor s In Psychology Programs .

    Applied Behavioral Analysis
    Child Development
    Substance Abuse

    #6 Liberty University

    Liberty University is the largest Christian university in the world. This private, non-profit school is regionally accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Full-time students pay $304.00 per credit hour.

    Students enrolled in the BS in Psychology program at Liberty online complete a three-credit-hour internship as part of the requirements for their degree.

    Christian Counseling
    Crisis Counseling
    Life Coaching
    Substance Abuse

    #7 Walden University

    Walden University was founded in 1970. Since that time, the school has developed a reputation for offering quality programs and offering a high level of student support, including tutoring and career services.

    Get info about this program from Walden University.

    Students at Walden pay $280.00 per credit hour.

    Walden s MobileLearn platform allows students to download audio files or podcasts to a smartphone or MP3 player. Course materials can also be downloaded to a desktop or laptop computer.

    Applied Psychology
    Child and Adolescent Development
    Criminal Justice
    General Psychology
    Human Services
    Infant and Toddler Development
    Preparation for Graduate Studies
    Preschool Child Development
    Workplace Psychology

    #8 Robert Morris University

    Robert Morris University located in Moon Township, PA. Founded in 1921, this school has a very impressive 95 percent placement rate which is a major reason they made our list of the Top 10 Online Bachelor s in Psychology Programs .

    Tuition at RMU is $665.00 per credit hour.

    Online programs are taught by the same faculty members who teach on-campus courses. Each one was developed by a curriculum designer who worked with each instructor to develop a challenging education experience.

    #9 Columbia College

    Columbia College was founded in 1851. Most online courses are taught by the same instructors who teach on campus.

    Students enrolled at Columbia College online pay $229.00 per credit hour.

    Class sessions start in January, March, June, August and October. Courses are eight weeks in length. Students can start and stop their degree program whenever they wish, and they can take a break from their studies entirely if they want or need to, and pick up again where they left off when they are ready.

    #10 Upper Iowa University

    Originally known as Fayette Seminary of the Upper Iowa Conference, this school welcomed its first class of learners in 1858. The University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

    Tuition for online undergraduate programs at UIU is $365.00 per credit hour.

    Up to 90 hours of undergraduate credit can be transferred toward a degree at Upper Iowa University. A demo course is available to help prospective students determine whether they would be good candidates for online learning.

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    Top 10 Online Master’s in Psychology Degree Programs 2016

    Completing the requirements for an online master s in psychology will help one to qualify for a number of challenging careers. All the schools on our list of Top 10 degree programs offer a high quality curriculum and the flexibility to study from the location that works best for you.

    We selected programs from these accredited schools based on variety and depth of available concentrations and flexibility of learning options for the online student pursing an online master s in psychology. These online master s of psychology programs are among the best of their kind in the world of psychology degree programs .

    Ranking of Online Master s in Psychology Degree Programs 2016

    #1 Chicago School of Professional Psychology

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    The Chicago School of Professional Psychology is a highly respected, not-for-profit graduate school. It is accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Schools.

    Master s degree students paying $982.00 per credit hour.

    Applicants must hold a Bachelor s degree and have at least five years of work experience after completing their undergraduate studies to be considered. Terms are seven weeks in length with a one-week break before starting the next learning session.

    Child and Adolescent
    International Psychology
    Sport and Exercise
    Organizational Leadership
    BCBA Foundation
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

    #2 University of Liverpool

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    The University of Liverpool was founded in 1881. It has a well-deserved reputation for academic excellence, and is a popular choice for professionals worldwide who wish to earn an online master s degree in psychology.

    International post-graduate students pay an annual rate of £15,251 ($22,935.00) to take classes at the University.

    Applicants must hold a bachelor s degree that is the equivalent of a British Honours degree and have at least tow years of relevant professional experience to be considered. Dedicated academic advisors are available on a 24/7 basis to offer study support.

    Applied Psychology
    Forensic Psychology Criminal Investigation

    #3 North Central University

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    North Central University is an accredited online university. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

    The basic rate for tuition is $709.00 per credit hour.

    This school offers a one-one-one teaching model. Each student is paired with a faculty member in each course for a highly personalized experience.

    Gender Diversity Studies
    General Psychology
    Health Psychology
    Industrial Organizational Psychology

    #4 Golden Gate University

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    Golden Gate University has been offering degree programs for over a century. This private, not-for-profit institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Students at GCU pay $840.00 per credit hour.

    Each course in the online MS in psychology degree program curriculum includes at least one supervised exam. Students can arrange to have it supervised at any GCU campus, a local library, by their employer, or any other responsible person.

    Marriage and Family Therapy and Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Combined)
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    Marriage and Family Therapy

    #5 Southern New Hampshire University

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    Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, accredited university. It has been offering degree programs for over 80 years. The school was included on Fast Company s list of the World s 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2012.

    SNHU charges $320.00 per credit hour for tuition.

    The University offers four start dates per year. Courses are 11 weeks in length. There is no on-campus requirement.

    Child Development Psychology
    Industrial Organizational Psychology

    #6 Capella University

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    Capella University is a private school that operates under an open enrollment policy. It is a member the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission.

    This school s tuition is $430.00 per credit hour, which makes it one of the most affordable online masters in psychology degree programs available.

    Capella offers streamlined online master s in psychology programs that can be completed in as little as 15-18 months.

    Child and Adolescent Development
    Educational Psychology
    Evaluation, Research, and Measurement
    General Psychology
    Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    Leadership Coaching Psychology
    Sport Psychology

    #7 Sacred Heart University

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    Sacred Heart University is a private, not-for-profit educational institution. It was founded in 1963 and is the second-largest Catholic university in New England.

    Tuition is $725.00 per credit hour.

    Applicants without an undergraduate degree in psychology will be considered for the master s program. Students who do not hold a degree in this field enroll in an online preparatory course.

    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
    Community Psychology
    General Psychology

    #8 Walden University

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    Walden University is a private school that was founded in 1970. It is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

    Students at Walden pay $445.00 per credit hour.

    The University offers a choice of either a thesis or capstone option for its MS in psychology program. Students who choose the thesis option either complete a research study or a critical literature review. For the capstone option, students are required to complete a major paper on a topic related to their specialization.

    Applied Psychology
    Crisis Management and Response
    Educational Psychology
    General Program
    Health Psychology
    Leadership Development and Coaching
    Media Psychology
    Organizational Psychology
    Organizational Psychology and Nonprofit Management
    Psychology of Culture
    Psychology, Public Administration, and Social Change
    Social Psychology
    Terrorism and Security

    #9 Grand Canyon University

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    Grand Canyon University was founded in 1949. This private school offers degree programs from a Christian perspective.

    Graduate students pay $495.00 per credit hour.

    The Master s of Science in psychology program at GCU is a non-thesis one. Applicants must hold a bachelor s degree.

    General Psychology
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

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  • Brain from Top to Bottom. Bruno Dubuc, McGill University
  • Digital Anatomist. University of Washington
  • Genes to Cognition. It focuses on cognitive disorders, cognitive processes, and research approaches.
  • Introductory Biopsychology Tutorials. by Sandra Nagel Randall of Saginaw Valley State University and Lyle K. Grant of Athabasca University. Review the structures of our nervous system with reviews of some of the basic functions.
  • Neuroanatomy Tutorial
  • Neuroscience Animations. A collection of Java based animations of various Neuroscience topics. Mostly sensory physiology at the moment. By John H. Krantz, Hanover College.
  • Neuroscience Tutorial. By Diana Weedman Molavi of Washington University School of Medicine
  • Serendip Brain and Behavior by Faculty and Staff at Bryn Mawr. A wonderful collection of tutorials and activities related broadly to issues in brain and behavior.
  • Surgical Technologist’s Guide to Brain Anatomy .
    • Eliza. (Author Unknown) This is the classic program, with a web interface, that attempts to use basic AI to imitate certain aspects of a therapeutic conversation.
    • Change/Inattentional Blindness Videos. A collection of quicktime videos from the from studies on these topics by Daniel J. Simons
    • Cognition Laboratory Experiments by John H. Krantz, Hanover College
    • by Hal Pasher, UCSD. Demonstrations of the limits of cognitive processing in multitask environmnets.
    • GoCognitive. by Steffen Werner, Unviersity of Idaho
    • Signal Detection Theory Tutorial: by John H. Krantz, Hanover College
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    • Educational Psychology Tutorials. by Margaret Anderson. SUNY Cortland. While the tutorials are aimed at a class in educational psychology the cover several developmental topics.
    • The Visible Embryo. This site has images for most of the stages of prenatal development.
    • e.psych. by Gary Bradshaw at Mississippi State University. This site is an educational web site that teaches visitors about psychological concepts, through interactive animations, video, experiment and demonstrations.
    • National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
    • Online Psychology Laboratory. Hosted by the APA and sponsored by the APA. NSF and National Science Digital Library (NSDL)
    • POSbase. A database of powerpoint presentations that describe both classic and recent research in psychology useful for high school and undergraduate teaching.
    • PsychExperiments. Ken McGraw, Mark D. Tew, and John E. Williams, University of Mississippi. A nice collection of psychological experiments, both for labs and actual studies, that your students can run in. It is possible to register your class so that you can segregate your data for your class for download in and Excel file.
    • PsychLabOnline. A nice collection of interactive demonstrations of many basic concepts. by John C. Hay

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  • Educational Psychology Tutorials. by Margaret Anderson. SUNY Cortland. While the tutorials are aimed at a class in educational psychology the cover several learning topics.
  • Descriptions of many different learning theories.
  • Positive Reinforcement: A Self-Instructional Exercise. by Lyle Grant. Uses examples from research, real life, and clinical practice.
  • Rescorla-Wagner Model of Classical Conditioning. by John H. Krantz, Hanover College
    • Hypertext Tutorial on Social Science Experimental and Correlational Study Design Issues by Don R. Osborn, Bellarmine University
    • Internal Validity Tutorial but Dr. David Polson, University of Victoria
    • Research Randomizer. A web site is designed to assist researchers and students who want an easy way to perform random sampling or assign participants to experimental conditions.
    • Teach Psych Science. Resources for teaching research and statistics in psychology.
    • Ambiguous Figures by Michel Bellot
    • Akos Feher, University of Rutgers, Vision Science Demo Programs
      • The Brick Illusion
      • Biological Motion
      • The Hidden Bird
    • Anatomy of the Eye. An interactive illustration showing basic anatomy of the eye.
    • Animations of Processes within the Ear. An collection of animations and illustrations of many basic auditory processes. Taken from the “Audtory Tour” by John Brugge and associates.
    • Biological Motion Analyzer. A wonderful interactive animation of biological motion by Nikolaus F. Troje, Ruhr-Universit�t
    • BRISSWEB (Eye Movement Visualization) Run a Java visualization of actual eye movement data. Robert Steinman, University of Maryland
    • Color Vision. Illustrates how different colors appears to people with different forms of color deficiencies. By Cal Henderson
    • Deceiving Art: A Guide to Stereograms. A breif descrition of stereograms and a large collection of links related to stereograms. by Clair Thames
    • Demonstrations by Stuart Anstis. A nice collection by one of the major players in the field
    • A collection of visual illusions.
    • Fun Visual Tricks Optical Illusions
    • “I can see clearly now. ” Mini Cases in Perception
    • Illusions Gallery. A collection of visual illusions with demonstrations and tutorials. by David Landrigan, University of Massachussetts Lowell.
    • IllusionWorks. A classic collection of interactive illusions.
    • Interactive Sensory Laboratory Exercises (ISLE). by John H. Krantz and Bennett L. Schwartz. A set of interactive illustrations designed to accompany Sensation Perception by Bennett L. Schwartz John H. Krantz
    • Introduction to Color by Eugene Vishnevsky, Rochester Institute of Technology. This is a collection of applets to illustrate color and color mixing. The emphasis is on how it applies to graphics but most of the material is fairly general.
    • Lightness Perception and Lightness Illusions. by Edward Adelson
    • Magni-Phi and Related Phenomena by Filip J. Pizlo at Purdue University. A wonder explanation and demonstration of the Phi phenomenon.
    • Motion Aftereffect by Mark Newbold. A real nice online version of this classic aftereffect.
    • Motion Perception by George Mather, University of Sussex. A nice collection of motion demonstrations with clear explanations.
    • Noh Mask Facial Expression Illusion. Michael Lyons and others; ATR Media Integration Communications Research Laboratories.
    • NetLabs. A collection of interactive exercises to accompany Brehm/Kassin/Fein’s text Social Psychology, 5/e. However, the collection is general enough to work for most people.
    • Online Social Facilitation Demonstration. By Gary McClelland at Colorado University
    • The Prisoner’s Dilemma
      • At Serendip at Bryn Mawr
    • The Stanford Prison Experiment A slideshow with textual narration covering the details of this classic and troubling study. It is put together by Philip Zimbardo.

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    Welcome to the most complete directory on the Web of Forensic Psychologist programs. It contains all the nationally accredited programs, from 313 schools across the country.

    Are you interested in learning what makes the human mind tick and using your knowledge to help investigators solve crimes? Forensic psychology could be the ideal career path for you. Forensic psychology is a hybrid field that combines the intensive knowledge of a criminal psychology degree with a complete understanding of laws and the legal process.

    If you want to become a forensic psychologist, use our directory of criminal psychology schools to request more information today!

    As with a criminal psychology degree, this job tends to come with a lot of responsibility, so you should be ready to defend your expertise and enhance your understanding at all times. Forensic psychologists are not like traditional psychologists, who aim to serve patients and help them enjoy fuller, more productive lives. Rather, forensic psychologists are dedicated to finding out the truth, whether or not the patient they’re speaking with provides it. As a result, forensic psychology professionals often use different techniques and strategies to glean information from interviewees.

    Forensic psychologists are often used in courts of law. Your skills may be called upon to determine whether or not a patient is competent to stand trial and what their mental state was at the time of allegedly committing a crime. Using subtle psychological markers, you may be expected to figure out if a witness or suspect is telling the truth. The information provided by forensic psychologists is often used in jury deliberations, lawyer arguments, and sentencing decisions.

    As you may have expected, forensic psychologists are required to meet a thorough set of educational requirements before beginning their careers.

    Requirements for Becoming a Forensic Psychologist

    If you’ve ever considered a career as a psychologist, you know that this career path is fairly demanding in its educational expectations. This is especially true for forensic psychologists, since they must have a deep knowledge of forensic science in addition to psychology.

    For your criminal psychology major, you should consider first earning a Bachelor’s degree in criminal psychology. There are a few selected Bachelor’s degree programs in forensic psychology, but they are few and far between. Some Bachelor’s-level programs do allow you to choose a specialty, so you may be able to take courses in forensic psychology while earning your undergraduate degree. At this level, you may spend four years taking classes like Organizational Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and the Psychology of Personality. Your time as a student isn’t done yet! You’ll need to find graduate programs in forensic psychology that lead to a Master’s of Science in Forensic Psychology. These forensic psychology Masters degree courses offer the training you need to effectively work with witnesses, victims, and criminals, while helping you learn the ins and outs of the American legal system. Core classes include Behavioral Interventions in Forensic Settings, Settings and Tools of Psychological and Violence Risk Assessment, and Ethical Concerns in Forensic Psychology. You may choose a specialization track that permits you to develop your knowledge base in one specific area. Popular specialization tracks include forensic psychology in the legal system and forensic psychology for mental health workers.

    A PhD or PsyD will be required before you can get your state psychology license and begin working as a forensic psychologist. While a PhD allows you to pursue more academic endeavors, like teaching at a university, a PsyD is more focused on patient care. To earn a PhD, you may need to spend several years writing a thesis on a specific subject of forensic psychology. A PsyD will require lots of clinical work and supervised work.

    Career Outlook and Salary Potential for Forensic/Criminal Psychologists

    Across the United States, forensic psychologists can anticipate a fairly stable job outlook. O*Net expects job openings for clinical psychologists to increase by 8% to 14% between 2012 and 2022.

    Salaries in this field vary widely. Generally, experience trumps all, as well as the criminal psychology major you’ve earned. As you prove yourself in a courtroom and demonstrate your expertise, you may be able to command higher salaries than earlier in your career. Per O*Net, the average salary for a clinical psychologist is $67,760 per year. In a low cost of living state like Florida, salaries may be lower. In Florida, the average salary is $66,200 per year (O*Net, 2013). Other states may have considerably higher salary ranges. The average salary for a New York clinical psychologist is $80,200 per year, nearly $13,000 higher than the national average (O*Net. 2013). Those who work in California claim a median income of $81,400 per year (O*Net, 2013).

    Working as a Forensic Psychologist

    It’s obvious that it takes a lot of work to become a criminal psychologist, but what is it like to work as a forensic psychologist? Your job duties may change from day to day, depending on which cases you’ve been assigned to and how full your caseload is. Part of your job duties rotates around questioning suspects. You may have to find out if they are mentally fit to stand trial and if they have enough mental competence to understand what is being asked of them. This also involves watching for signs of mental illness or for faked signs of mental illness. For those that have already been convicted or who are being tried for a crime, you may determine their risk for committing future crimes or their mental state at the time of committing a crime.

    Forensic psychology is a highly specialized field; as a result, most psychologists do not work full-time on cases. In many cases, forensic psychologists are faculty members at a local university or college and work on cases when they are needed. The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports on a case that involved the repeated stabbing of a 12-year-old girl by two of her friends. A forensic psychologist was called in to determine the girls’ mental state; the psychologist later found that one of the girls was incompetent to stand trial. Your expertise can make a difference on the lives of those who go through the criminal justice system. Contact the schools with forensic psychology Masters degree programs in our directory to learn more about criminal justice programs that can lead to a career as a forensic psychologist!

    Featured Schools Accepting Students from Across the US:

    Online programs may not be available in all areas

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    Psychology and Philosophy

    Are you fascinated by the mysteries of the human mind? Have you ever wondered why people think, interact and behave the way they do? At the TWU Department of Psychology and Philosophy, we embrace diverse perspectives and a variety of approaches as we search for answers to life’s most complex questions.

    While pursuing your degree in psychology, counseling psychology or school psychology at Texas Woman’s university, you can expect to receive:

    • personalized attention and training from our nationally recognized faculty members .
    • tailored coursework at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level.
    • research and service opportunities that will place you at the forefront of your discipline.
    • the skills and knowledge necessary for a bright future in leadership, graduate scholarship or the professional career of your choice.

    Degree Programs

    Undergraduate Degrees in Psychology

    If you are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in psychology. you may select from six different degree tracks designed to suit your career goals. As a psychology major, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience by joining research teams, participating in community service-focused student organizations and working in the field for psychologically oriented agencies. Our department also offers four minors in psychology, philosophy and graduate school preparation.

    Master’s Degree in Psychological Science

    Our master’s program in psychological science will provide you with exceptional, student-focused research training in a variety of areas of psychological science. Through one-on-one mentoring, you will develop a deep understanding of the scientific basis of human psychology and highly marketable research skills. The program will prepare you for direct entry into the workforce as a behavioral scientist or analyst with tech companies, marketing firms, defense contractors, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries, federal and local governments, academic and private research labs, and other private industry employers. You also will be well-positioned for entry into a doctoral program in psychology or entry into teaching positions at junior colleges.

    The 36 credit-hour program is designed to be completed in as few as 12 months and includes the completion of a thesis project with a faculty mentor. The goal of the program is to transform students into highly skilled scientists who are prepared to excel in behavioral science careers.

    Graduate Degrees in Counseling Psychology

    Our master’s and doctoral programs in counseling psychology offer outstanding, uniquely feminist and multicultural training in psychological science. As a graduate or doctoral student, you will experience personalized attention and an intensive clinical emphasis. Our doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and prepares graduates to become licensed psychologists. For those who choose to pursue careers after graduating from our program, the employment rate is 100% .

    Counseling psychology is regarded as the most broad-based specialty within applied psychology, allowing our alumni to secure employment in settings ranging from private practice to university counseling centers, community agencies, in- and outpatient hospitals, veterans’ affairs, addiction centers, corrections facilities and as college/university faculty. The U.S. Department of Labor has designated Counseling Psychology to be a “Bright Outlook” career, with employment growth projection of 20% or higher both nationally and in Texas over the next ten years.

    Graduate Degrees in School Psychology

    School psychology is one of the best-kept career secrets in the field. Amidst a state and national shortage of qualified school psychologists. those graduating with advanced degrees in school psychology are in high demand. It’s not surprising that, for those who choose to pursue careers after graduating from our program, the employment rate is100 percent .

    In addition to our doctorate in school psychology. we are the first public institution in Texas to offer the specialist in school psychology degree. which lies halfway between a master’s and doctoral degree. Our doctoral program is accredited by the American Psychological Association. and both our specialist and doctoral programs are approved by the National Association of School Psychologists. Our students are easily able to earn their school psychology credential or psychology license in all 50 states.

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    A research internship involves working as an assistant in a psychology laboratory. Internships come in all shapes and sizes.

    Research in the Faculty

    The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences is Australia’s largest biomedical research faculty. We employ more than 1500 academic staff, 4000 honorary staff and 1500 graduate researchers undertaking world class research across a wide range of health and social issues in a diverse range of research settings. Researchers are located at key sites across Victoria, with more conducting research around the world. These renowned experts from every field can be found in labs, hospitals, affiliated research institutes and all across the wider community.

    Information and support tools for Faculty staff are available on the Faculty intranet.

    Courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council which is the approved accrediting authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession by the Psychology Board of Australia.

    Our degrees, taught by our world-renowned academics, are the perfect way to begin in the field of psychological sciences.

    Our short couses are designed to keep you up to date with the latest research and information.


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    The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences offer an extensive range of scholarships and bursaries to undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students.

    Resources for each program, such as administrative and research procedures, important forms, assessment information and student support.

    There are a number of societies in the School run either by students or research groups, set up with the aim to provide a support network for particular groups of students.

    Psychology Majors

    Psychology can be studied as either an accredited sequence, an unaccredited sequence or as individual subjects of study. By offering multiple options you have the flexibility to tailor your study to your academic interests.

    Careers in Psychology

    There are career opportunities for psychology graduates in a variety of contexts including health, community agency, private practice, research, or in one of many industries that build upon psychology studies.

    Accreditation and Profession

    All courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences have been conditionally accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council which is the approved accrediting authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession by the target=”_blank” Psychology Board of Australia.

    Thank you for engaging with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry Health Sciences. As a friend and supporter of this faculty you will help create scholarships for our students, support groundbreaking research, and build important partnerships and support community engagement.

    Our pride in our graduates and in their dedication to improving the health and well-being of others is matched by our desire to maintain strong connections with all who have passed through our doors.

    We are grateful for the many ways in which our alumni and donors support the work of the Faculty.

    We recognise partnerships and collaborations are an integral facet of our development and a major strength of the school.

    The Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences hosts a number of unique programs of both community and scientific interest.

    Welcome to the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences

    The School’s teaching is underpinned by excellence in research across a range of fields, including cognitive psychology and behavioral neuroscience, social and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and quantitative psychology. Research links extend across 25 departments, centres and institutes within the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, as well as across seven other faculties in the University.

    Head of School Welcome

    Welcome to the School of Psychological Sciences at The University of Melbourne. Located in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, we are consistently recognised as one of the finest in the world.,

    Accreditation and Profession

    All courses offered by the Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences have been accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council. the authority tasked by the Psychology Board of Australia for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the psychology profession.

    Melbourne Clinic

    The University of Melbourne s Psychology Clinic is a teaching clinic that provides low-cost, high quality clinical services to adults 18 years and over living in Melbourne. The Clinic is a component of the University’s professional training program in Psychology and has been running since the 1970’s. Postgraduate students working towards their clinical degrees (Master of Clinical Psychology, or Master of Clinical Psychology/PhD) see adult patients under the supervision of The University of Melbourne s faculty members who senior clinicians and registered clinical psychologists.

    School Social Media

    Stay informed on the latest psychology news by engaging with the School via our social media channels. Our monthly newsletter will keep you informed about upcoming events, research opportunities and School news. The School regularly promotes prominent psychology research via Twitter from world renowned researchers. The School also makes available digital recordings of prominent events and public lectures that can be streamed anytime from YouTube.

    Academic list

    Links to the profiles of our academic staff, grouped by academic title.

    Honorary list

    Honorary appointees to the School are highly valued members of the University community. Individuals awarded honorary appointments are not obliged to perform any specific work for the University, but are expected to contribute to the teaching and research or general betterment of the University through voluntary activities.

    Our History

    Psychology at the University of Melbourne has a long and distinguished history since the founding of the Department of Psychology in 1946. In the following 70 years the School has grown to become an internationally recognised research leader across many fields including cognitive psychology and behavioural neuroscience, social and developmental psychology, clinical psychology and clinical neuropsychology, and quantitative psychology.

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    Health care is a continually evolving field, and nurses must understand new research, health practices, and technology in order to best serve their patients. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurses should expect to keep learning throughout their career, and most states may require nurses to pursue continuing education units (CEUs) to stay licensed. These requirements exist to protect patients and ensure they receive the most current, effective treatment possible. is a premiere provider of accredited online continuing education offering courses in professions such as Nursing, Psychology, Social Work, Dieticians, EMS and others. All materials are provided on-line. CEU4U is affordable, easy to use and accessible from anywhere there is Internet access. Students may print their course completion certificates immediately after passing a test. For everything you need to keep your license current, continue your education with isan ANCC accredited provider of continuing Nursing education, approved by the California Board of Registered Nurses and the Florida State Board of Nursing, a CEBroker and CECBEMS affiliate, BONET approved and CDR certified with ADA, providing Continuing Education accreditation for professionals in all 50 states.

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    The ANA is one of many organizations offering continuing education curriculum for nurses. You may also find CEUs available from your state’s board of nursing, the U.S. Department of Health, or other non-profit agencies.

    Some organizations offer free continuing education courses (see the resources listed below). For example, the ANA offers many free CEU courses to its members. However, before signing up for a continuing education course (free or otherwise); nurses should make sure it is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and counts toward the required contact hours. The ANCC is the world’s leading continuing nursing education accrediting agency and its accredited programs count toward a nurse s licensing goals.

    What to Expect from Nursing Continuing Education

    Continuing education courses vary in length from single-session seminars to longer units that require testing. Courses are measured in contact hours, with 60 minutes equaling one contact hour. It takes ten contact hours to fulfill one CEU. A short seminar may be worth 1 to 2 contact hours, while longer courses with testing are worth more.

    Exact continuing education requirements vary, but most states require registered nurses to complete a given number of contact hours in order to renew their licenses. Registered nurses in California. for example, must demonstrate completion of 30 contact hours within the last 2 years in order to renew their licenses.

    In addition to formal licensing requirements, continuing education can help nurses advance their careers by expanding their area of expertise and demonstrating a commitment to life-long learning. Most registered nurses begin as staff nurses in hospitals and advance to roles with greater responsibility. Learning through continuing education courses can supplement clinical experience and help individuals advance more quickly.

    It’s important to note that nursing continuing education units do not lead to a degree. Some continuing education courses offer certificates to graduates, but these simply indicate course completion. The purpose of continuing education is to keep practicing nurses aware of changing practices and health issues so they can fulfill their commitment to serving patients.

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    BA Psychology #ba #degree #psychology



    Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych)

    SACAP’s BPsych degree is a professional qualification that leads to registration with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) as a Registered Counsellor.

    The BPsych degree empowers you with knowledge and essential “work-ready” counselling and communication skills to provide short-term supportive counselling, psycho-education and psychological assessment for the purpose of protecting and promoting psychological wellbeing with individuals and families in diverse community settings. The BPsych develops a thorough grounding in the knowledge, theory and principles of the profession of psychology and builds high intellectual independence and research capacity in the methodology and techniques of psychology.

    At a Glance

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    Is this course for me?

    If you say yes to any of the following points, then the BPsych could just be the perfect fit for you.

    • Want an HPCSA-accredited qualification to become a Registered Counsellor.
    • Have an interest in social transformation and a concern for the needs of people living in South Africa.
    • Have a desire to provide accessible psychological services that address a range of psychosocial challenges in diverse community settings.
    • Want to gain practical experience as part of your studies to increase your expertise and confidence for a career as a Registered Counsellor
    • Want the depth and breadth of an Honours equivalent professional degree with a strong applied learning component.
    • Want to develop high intellectual independence and research capacity of psychology.
    • Want a qualification that will give you multiple academic pathways for Masters studies in psychology, the social sciences or related fields.

    What will I learn?

    Throughout the BPsych degree you’ll develop critical thinking skills and gain a depth of understanding into:

    • Psychology, mental health and people in a social context including personality and developmental paradigms for understanding individual and group behaviour.
    • Psychological challenges and models for understanding behaviour and intervention.
    • Diversity and cross-cultural dynamics in the South African context.
    • Ethics in psychology.

    You will also develop:

    • Counselling and interpersonal communication skills, including referral and management strategies in accordance with the HPCSA’s guidelines for good professional practice.
    • Essential skills to protect and promote psychological wellbeing and enhancement of personal functioning
    • Skills to design, implement, monitor and evaluate programmes with a focus on training individuals, families and communities to develop strong, collaborative and supportive partnerships within community contexts.
    • Competence in applied planning and intervention within a community setting, including psycho-education, psychosocial health promotion, applied mental health intervention and community based care.
    • Practical experience through the practicum component of the programme.
    • An aptitude in research design, implementation and evaluation.
    • Competence in psychological screening, primary mental status screening and basic psychological assessment.

    What can I do with this qualification?

    You will be able to work in professional practice as a Registered Counsellor. This means that, working together with multi-professional teams, you can:

    • Provide short-term supportive counselling services to protect and promote psychological wellbeing.
    • Perform psychological screening, primary mental status screening, basic assessment and referral and management strategies.
    • Promote psychosocial health and community based care with individuals, families and communities in diverse settings.
    • Perform primary mental health interventions.
    • Participate in the design, implementation, management, and evaluation of psychologically-based programmes that are appropriate for individuals or groups in community contexts.
    • Participate in policy formulation based on various aspects of psychological theory and research.
    • Train and supervise other Registered Counsellors.

    What further study pathways are open to me?

    Once you have successfully finished the BPsych degree, you’ll be eligible for admission into a Master’s degree in psychology, the social sciences or related fields both nationally and internationally.

    Selection process

    SACAP has a limited intake of 20 students per campus per year into this programme. Acceptance into this programme is subject to a stringent selection process that includes, inter alia: applicants meeting the minimum entrance requirements, completion of application forms, assessment of academic and non-academic aptitudes and competencies, interview with a panel, psychometric assessment and final selection interviews.

    Minimum entrance requirements

    • A National Senior Certificate, or equivalent, with an achievement rating of 5 (Substantial Achievement, 60-69%) or better in 6 designated subjects including English and Mathematics (or Maths Literacy) as two of the six designated subjects OR
    • A Senior Certificate with endorsement, or at least a Conditional Exemption, passed in at least 4 subjects, including English first language and Mathematics (Symbol E at Higher Grade or the Symbol C at Standard Grade).

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    Online Industrial Organizational Psychology Master s Degree

    The success of any organization depends on people. How they relate to one another. How they communicate with each other. How they collaborate to produce quality products and/or deliver first-class customer service. TUW’s graduate program in Industrial Organizational Psychology (I/O Psychology) is the application of psychological science to helping people in organizations function more effectively.

    As a student in the I/O Psychology program, you will learn how to help organizations understand the link between happy, productive employees and profitability. You will learn how to deal with issues such as low morale, low productivity, ineffective processes, and a lack of teamwork.

    Industrial Organizational Psychology is one of the fastest growing specialty areas in the field of psychology, with an expected 26 percent increase in jobs through the year 2018. The Touro I/O Psychology program is consistent with the values and guidelines of the Societies of Industrial Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management, and Consulting Psychology.

    Note: This degree does not lead to any form of licensure.

    Tuition Information

    TUW’s tuition is $500 per semester credit. A range of tuition assistance programs are available to prospective students to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with continued education, including scholarships and students loans. Many employers offer tuition assistance programs, so speak with your human resource representative to find out if additional financial support is available to you. TUW tuition assistance counselors are available to determine your eligibility for financial aid and other tuition assistance programs.


    Curriculum consists of 12 classes for 36 semester credits and includes nine core courses along with three courses selected from your chosen concentration. The capstone course is the final course taken in the program, and will be focused on a organizational or career-related situation that is relevant to you.

    Concentrations to choose from:

    • Coaching and Consulting
    • Human Resource Management
    • Occupational Health Psychology

    Students seeking to attend in TUW must meet one of the following criteria to be considered for admission:

    • Have earned a Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
    • Transfer student from another college/university’s graduate program in good academic standing (minimum GPA of 2.75).

    Students, who meet one of the above criteria, will be required to complete the following steps in order to be admitted and enrolled:

    1. Submit an application to the University.
    2. As a non-profit organization committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.
    3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions attended. Transcripts must come directly from the issuing institutions. Students who completed college coursework outside the United States must have their transcripts translated and evaluated. (See Foreign Credit for additional information.) Students are required to complete step 3 by the end of their first term of enrollment.

    As a non-profit institution committed to serving the underserved, Touro University Worldwide has waived the $60 application fee for all prospective students.

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    Teaching Methods

    This section looks at the different methods used in teaching and varying ways of practicing a new skill (Equivalent to UK A Level Physical Education)

    During lessons and training sessions, the teacher or coach must provide guidance to the athletes to ensure they learn effectively. To do this the demonstration and practice of the new skill will be manipulated by the coach to best suit the individual, skill and situation.

    There are four parts to teaching a new skill:

    1. Instructing – instructions must be given for them to complete the task or skill. These may be written or verbal. The teacher must ensure the student knows what is required of them
    2. Demonstrating – The teacher may provide a demonstration of the skill or may get a peer to perform it. It is key that this is a good demonstration to allow the student to form a model in their memory and mentally rehearse the skill to be performed
    3. Applying – The student then practises the skill in a planned situation to help them transfer the learning from practise to a competitive situation
    4. Confirming – This is all about feedback and providing information for the student about how successful they have been. Testing or assessing the skill allows the teacher and the student to evaluate performance.

    Types of Practice

    There are four types of practice which can all be used in different situations and dependant on the skill being learned:

    1. Fixed practice – These are sometimes also known as drills and involves repeatedly practising a whole skill in order to strengthen the motor programme. This type of practice is best with discrete, closed skills
    2. Massed practice – This is a continuous form of practice which is best for simple skills. An example would be a rally in badminton where the learner must repeatedly perform drop shots. This causes fatigue and therefore simulates the late stages of a game
    3. Variable practice – This is used best for open skills and involves repeating a skill in varying situations. For example shooting practice in football, where the coach may set up drills and alter the starting position and involvement of defenders. This helps to build up schema to use in game situations
    4. Distributed practice – Attempts at the skill are divided up with intervals inbetween to allow for rest and mental rehearsal. This is best used in difficult, dangerous or fatiguing skills and with young or lowly motivated individuals

    Methods of Practice

    Certain skills are best taught in different ways depending on the learner and the skill in question:

    The skill is first demonstrated and then practised as a whole, from start to finish. It helps the learner to get a feel for the skill, timings and end product. It is best used for fast skills which cannot easily be separated into sub-parts, such as a javelin throw. It is unsuitable for people with low attention spans, complex or dangerous skills.

    The parts of the skill are practised in isolation which is useful for complicated and serial skills and is good for maintaining motivation and focusing on specific elements of the skill. It is possible, however, that the transfer of the skills from parts, to a whole may not be effective and it may also reduce the kinaesthetic awareness (feel) for the full skill.

    The whole skill is first demonstrated and practised, before being broken down into the constituent parts to practice the individual elements and improve on these, before putting the whole skill back together. This can be very effective in skills which have easily distinguished parts, where the whole skill together is complex. A good example comes in swimming, where the learner would practice the whole stroke, then isolate a weak component, such as the kick and use a float in the hands to ensure using only the legs, before putting the whole stroke back together. This gives the performer a sense of the whole skill before they break it down and improve on the weak aspects of the performance. As with the part method this may affect the transfer of the skill from parts to the whole.

    Progressive part method

    This is sometimes also known as the chaining method, as the parts of a skill are practised individually, in order, before being linked together and expanded. For example in the triple jump, the hop will be practised and learnt, before the skip is then practised and learnt. The two are then linked together. Finally the jump will be learnt individually and then tagged on the end of the skip. This is slow process but allows weaknesses to be targeted and for the performer to understand the relationship of the sub-routines.


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    Cognitive Psychology Explores Our Mental Processes

    Cognitive psychologists, sometimes called brain scientists, study how the human brain works — how we think, remember and learn. They apply psychological science to understand how we perceive events and make decisions.

    Understanding Brain Science and Cognitive Psychology

    The human brain is an amazing and powerful tool. It allows us to learn, see, remember, hear, perceive, understand and create language. Sometimes, the human brain also fails us.

    Cognitive psychologists study how people acquire, perceive, process and store information. This work can range from exploring how we learn language to understanding the interplay between cognition and emotion.

    New technologies like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) allow researchers to see a picture of the brain at work — helping them to understand how a brain reacts to a particular stimulus or how differences in brain structure can affect a person’s health, personality or cognitive functioning.

    Research in Action

    Undoing Dyslexia via Video Games

    Increasing Eyewitness Accuracy in Police Lineups

    Researchers found that telling witnesses they didn’t have to choose a suspect led to fewer false identifications.

    Why Lime-Yellow Fire Trucks Are Safer Than Red

    The risk of a visibility-related accident may be as much as three times greater for red fire trucks compared to lime-yellow trucks.

    Psychologists Study TV and Video Game Violence

    As video game technology is relatively new, there are fewer empirical studies of video game violence than other forms of media violence.

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    Scanning the Brain

    Neuroimaging reveals both form and function, the brain’s anatomy, chemistry, physiology and electrical and metabolic activity

    Think Again: Men and Women Share Cognitive Skills

    more than small innate differences.

    More Sleep Would Make Us Happier, Healthier and Safer

    Failing to get enough sleep impairs memory and concentration while increasing levels of stress hormones and disrupting the body’s normal metabolism.

    Brain Science and Cognitive Psychology Applied

    Brain science and cognitive psychology is one of the most versatile psychological specialty areas today — and one of the most in demand. All professions have a compelling interest in how the brain works. Educators, curriculum designers, engineers, scientists, judges, public health and safety officials, architects and graphic designers all want to know more about how the brain processes information. Their research and its resulting applications have become an integral part of how organizations, schools and businesses function and succeed. In clinical settings, cognitive psychologists seek to treat issues related to human mental processes, including Alzheimer’s disease, speech issues, memory loss and sensory or perception difficulties.

    Brain science and cognitive psychologists use psychological research methods and principles to better understand how the mind works, from perception to learning, language, attention, memory, problem-solving, decision-making and judgment.

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    A degree in psychology can lead to a fulfilling career that makes a difference in people’s lives.

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    Brain science and cognitive psychology focuses on how individuals learn, process and store information.

    An advanced degree in psychology is the foundation of many interesting career paths within the discipline. In addition, an understanding of the science of psychology — for example, by earning a bachelor’s degree in the subject — can help students in their careers and their lives.

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    Understanding the science of psychology can help students in their careers and their lives. Psychological science is the foundation of many interesting career paths.

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    You don’t have to look far to see the impact that psychologists make. They contribute in almost every profession, from health care and law enforcement to sport performance and space exploration.

    For School Counselors

    The field of brain science and cognition is one of the most versatile specialty areas in psychology — and one of the most in demand. Educators, engineers, scientists, artists, architects and designers all have a professional interest in how the brain works. Brain science and cognitive psychologists’ research and its resulting applications have become an integral part of how organizations, schools and businesses function.

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    What Are the Top Schools for Clinical Psychology Master’s Degrees?

    A master’s degree in clinical psychology can lead to a career in social work, mental health counseling or community relations. It can also prepare you for study at the doctoral level. Keep reading to learn about the top three graduate schools in the United States offering master’s degrees in clinical psychology, based on national and regional school rankings and program offerings. Schools offering Clinical Psychology degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

    How to Select a Good Master’s Program in Clinical Psychology

    Students hoping to pursue clinical psychology at the master’s or doctorate level should consider a variety of factors when selecting a program. The student’s professional goals will help in the selection process. Whether a student wishes to work with patients in a counseling setting or pursue research will help determine what program they choose, as doctorate programs are typically more research-oriented. Students who hope to become practicing clinical psychologists should look for programs that offer clinical experience and training.

    Three Top Clinical Psychology Master’s Programs

    Loyola University Maryland

    The Department of Psychology at Loyola University in Maryland offers two choices for students pursuing a Master of Science (M.S.) in Clinical Psychology. If your plans include earning a Ph.D. in this field, you can select the thesis track, which focuses on client-based theories and research methods. Or if you plan to seek a position as a hospital clinician or psychological associate working under direct supervision, you can pursue the practitioner track of the M.S. program. The practitioner track can also prepare you for a Doctor of Psychology program.

    The university also offers Master’s Plus and Certificate of Advanced Study programs for students who already have master’s degrees, in addition to a doctoral program in clinical psychology. While earning a master’s degree at Loyola, you can expand your practical knowledge by working at the school-sponsored Loyola Clinical Centers, which provides psychological, educational and counseling services to the community. Loyola tied for third in 2016 U.S. News World Report ‘s list of best schools in the North.

    • Master of Science in Clinical Psychology (Practitioner or Thesis track)
    • M.S./Certificate of Advanced Study in Clinical Psychology
    • Masters Plus in Clinical Psychology

    University of Indianapolis

    The master’s program in clinical psychology at the University of Indianapolis lets you choose from four tracks, including a mental health counseling track, a mental health and addictions counseling track, a research track and a foundational track. The research track requires a thesis and a 225-hour practicum and is designed for students who want to continue on and earn a Ph.D. The foundational program is for students who plan to earn Doctor of Psychology degrees. The mental health tracks both offer a child and adolescent concentration. Both mental health counseling tracks require a 1,000-hour practicum and prepare students for licensure.

    Ranked 30th among universities in the Midwest in 2016 by U.S. News World Report. University of Indianapolis’ graduate psychology program features classes with fewer than 25 students and offers a variety of practicum sites for students, including counseling centers, hospitals and addictions support centers. The university’s psychological sciences department also has a Psychological Services Center where graduate students can get hands-on experience helping clients.

    • Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology

    Pepperdine University

    The Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University confers a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. The curriculum focuses on modern practices in psychotherapy and is designed to prepare students for licensure as Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT). This program includes supervised clinical experience, and you have the option of pursuing a focus in serving Latino communities.

    Both day and evening formats are available for the master’s program. Students completing the clinical psychology program also will have met prerequisites to apply to Pepperdine’s Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.) program. Additional training opportunities are available through the university’s Clinic Advancement, Research and Training program and the Pepperdine Applied Research Center. U.S. News World Report ranked Pepperdine 52nd among national universities in 2016.

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    The clinical psychology program at UNB offers students generalist training. Thus, students obtain core knowledge in assessment and intervention for both child and adult populations. This generalist orientation is intended to provide students with skills that will equip them for professional practice in both rural and urban settings, opening the door for increased opportunities after graduation.

    The program has been designed to provide students with the academic and professional training necessary to meet the requirements for licensing with the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick. Following our last site visit in 2013-2014, the doctoral program in clinical psychology was re-accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association for a period of 5 years. Our next site visit will take place in 2018-2019. More information about the Canadian Psychological Association and accreditation can be found on or by contacting the accreditation office .

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    The Psychology of Abnormal Behavior: Understanding the Criteria & Causes of Abnormal Behavior

    What is abnormal behavior? In this lesson, we will look at how psychologists define abnormality, the criteria they use to identify it, and some common causes of abnormal behavior.

    What is Abnormal Behavior?

    Cindy is sitting in class while the professor gives a lecture. The content of the lecture is pretty boring, and several students struggle to pay attention. Most of them at least pretend to be listening to the professor, but not Cindy. Cindy taps her fingers on the desk very loudly. She groans and rolls her eyes when the professor goes off on a tangent. Eventually, she even gets up and starts to dance to music only she can hear.

    Abnormal behavior is behavior that deviates from what is expected and normal. The study of abnormal behavior is called abnormal psychology.

    But what exactly constitutes abnormal behavior? Most people would probably agree that when Cindy stands up in the middle of class and dances to an imaginary playlist, she’s displaying abnormal behavior. But what about groaning and rolling her eyes? What about tapping her fingers on the desk? Are these abnormal, too, or still within the realm of what’s normal?

    Culture and Abnormality

    Abnormal behavior is sometimes hard to define, for several reasons. First of all, people have to agree on what’s normal. This can vary widely both within and outside cultures. For example, when British settlers first moved to America, they were used to fencing land and raising livestock on it. They had a good idea of the difference between public and private land.

    However, the American Indians viewed land as a public thing and didn’t understand the concept of fencing parts off. Further, they used the land to raise crops, not livestock. To the Indians, the white man’s way of fencing land and keeping animals in pens seemed very abnormal!

    Culture isn’t just about what happened in early America. A woman walking down a street in America without a top on would be considered to be acting abnormally. However, in a culture where bare-breasted women are normal, a woman with a top on might be seen as abnormal.

    Criteria of Abnormality

    In general, psychologists look at four different criteria for defining abnormal behavior. Each has its strengths, and each has its problems.

    The first criterion is violation of social norms. Behavior that goes against what is considered normal by society is abnormal. As we just saw, culture plays a role in social norms, as does age. A man who takes off all his clothes and jumps in a fountain is likely to be seen as weird, whereas a three-year-old who does it might just be seen as cute.

    Another criterion for identifying abnormal behavior is statistical rarity. A person who has an extremely low IQ, for example, might be classified with some type of mental retardation. Because there is only a small percentage of the population with mental retardation, it is rare and therefore abnormal. Of course, the problem with statistical rarity is that people who are exceptionally intelligent are just as rare as those with mental retardation. So according to this criterion, Albert Einstein would be abnormal.

    A third criterion of abnormal behavior is personal distress. When we engage in abnormal behavior, the cause (and sometimes, result) of our behavior can be distress. A good example of this is obsessive-compulsive disorder, where anxiety about something can lead to compulsive behaviors meant to relieve that distress. The problem with personal distress, though, is that some people with mental illness do not feel distress, such as people with antisocial personality disorder who have an underdeveloped conscience.

    The final criterion for defining abnormal behavior is maladaptive behavior. Is the behavior likely to hurt the person or someone else? Whether it is physical harm or social harm, such as losing a job or the respect of your peers, maladaptive behavior leads to some type of harm.

    Because each of these criteria has strengths and weaknesses, most psychologists use all of them to get a picture of abnormal behavior. For example, Cindy’s behavior in class is maladaptive because it could lead to her professor marking down her grade. It is also a clear violation of social norms, which say that students in class sit quietly and at least pretend to listen to the professor. It’s probably statistically rare that someone would get up in class and start dancing to music that no one else can hear.

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    Each time Andy Strunk stood up to give a work presentation, the same few doubts ran through his head. “Am I qualified to be in front of these people? Who am I? Why am I credible to be here?” worried Strunk, a 37-year-old marketing manager at a technology company in San Francisco.

    But about a month ago, Strunk decided he had had enough. To progress in his career, he would need to tackle his public speaking fears now. “I don’t want to have my life dictated by this thing that is anxiety,” he says. So Strunk began seeing a psychologist. who is using a form of treatment called cognitive behavior therapy, or CBT, to help Strunk catch the negative thoughts before they begin – and replace them with the truth. “I’ve rewired my thinking to say, ‘I am credible to be here,'” says Strunk, who mentally lists his accomplishments before taking the stage.

    Strunk’s experience is representative of CBT, which focuses on “examining the relationships between thoughts, feelings and behaviors,” according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Rather than laying on a couch facing away from a therapist and delving into your subconscious and past, CBT is a collaborative effort between the patient and mental health professional aimed at improving life in the here and now.” CBT focuses on teaching people skills so they can learn to be their own therapists,” says Judith Beck, president of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Behavior Therapy and clinical associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania.” Usually, these are skills to help people change their inaccurate or unhelpful thinking and to change their unhelpful behavior.”

    While CBT may not work for all mental illnesses or may need to be combined with medications for some people, Beck says close to 2,000 studies support its effectiveness for treating all kinds of conditions, including mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders. marriage and family problems, and even severe mental illnesses like schizophrenia. It can work for all ages and in a variety of settings, such as schools and hospitals. “We don’t really yet know what CBT – appropriately modified – isn’t effective for,” Beck says.

    For Strunk, the therapy is a welcome alternative to the anxiety-reducing and sleep-inducing pills his internist originally prescribed. “It feels like I’m a little bit more in control of things that would typically go unchecked in my head,” he says. “That’s what I was after.”

    While Strunk has found the therapy sessions to be useful, he says they don’t allow as much time for the educational component of CBT as he’d like. So he’s also using an interactive computer program called Good Days Ahead to learn more about anxiety, how CBT works and to digitally track his moods and thought patterns. “It gives me a source of data that I plan now to introduce into the work that I’m doing with the therapist,” says Strunk, who learned about the program through his friend Eve Phillips, the CEO and co-founder of Empower Interactive, the company that launched Good Days Ahead.

    Online and computer-based CBT programs are nothing new, but today, “there are numerous treatment programs on the Internet and even more apps,” says Gerhard Andersson, a professor of clinical psychology at Linkoping University in Sweden. “The number increases every day.” Phillips says her company’s program is one of about a dozen on the market, and one of dozens if you include programs being developed and studied.

    Some programs including Good Days Ahead and one of the oldest and most widespread programs, Beating the Blues. work with practitioners and businesses like insurance companies, while others are available directly to consumers, usually for a fee. Good Days Ahead typically costs between $50 and $150 per person, depending on the setting, features and type of consumer, Phillips says. A different online CBT program specifically for social anxiety, Learn to Live. costs $150 for eight lessons.

    Experts say computer-based CBT programs like Good Days Ahead can help boost the effects of traditional therapy or reduce the amount of time needed with an in-person therapist. The programs – which may consist of educational modules, video tutorials and tools like apps and spreadsheets that help track moods and behaviors – also offer help to people who don’t have physical or financial access to a therapist, or for whom the idea of seeing a therapist is too anxiety-provoking. “You don’t have to travel, you don’t have to get a baby sitter, you don’t have to pay as much money. You can do it at a convenient time,” Beck says.

    Most important, many of the programs are effective. For instance, one study published last year compared face-to-face CBT to Internet CBT for conditions including panic disorder, male sexual dysfunction and spider phobia and found both routes to be equally effective. “When guidance is given online,” Andersson says, “CBT tends to be as effective as seeing a therapist, at least for mild to moderate problems of anxiety and depression.”

    Finding an Effective Program

    Just like there are poor clinicians, there are less effective computer-based CBT programs, Andersson says. That’s why it’s important to make sure you choose a program carefully. First, ask yourself if the nature of your problem is appropriate for computer-based therapy, especially if you’re planning to use it without the assistance of a professional, says Linda Campbell, a professor of counseling psychology at the University of Georgia and co-chair of a Task Force for Telepsychology Guidelines​. If you get anxious about taking tests, for example, a computer-based program may work well because it can suggest tangible skills for you to practice, such as sitting in the test room every day and imagining feeling relaxed and confident. In that case, be sure to look for a program that has been studied, requires a diagnostic checkup and offers support from a clinician, Andersson suggests.

    If you’re severely depressed. on the other hand, a computer-based program may not suffice. “Depression is rarely in a person’s control,” and so the steps introduced in computer programs alone may not be enough to treat it, Campbell says. What’s more, if someone is suicidal. not having contact with a professional who can monitor him or her can be dangerous, Beck adds. Other potential downfalls to using only computer-based programs for treatment include higher dropout rates and difficulty tracking outcomes. “We want to make sure that people who are engaged in the program do recover,” Beck says.

    For Strunk and others, an approach that combines computer-based and in-person CBT is the best way to go. “It’s a good adjunct to whatever therapy you’re going through,” Strunk says. Research supports his experience. One ​meta-analysis from the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Louisville Depression Center, for instance, reviewed ​29 studies of computer-assisted CBT and found that people with depression improved more if their program offered telephone or in-person support from a​ therapist. “Many prefer to see a therapist in person, and for some, it is the other way around,” says Andersson, who was not involved with the study. “But do not forget that in the future we will not be forced to choose. Rather, online and face-to-face will be mixed to get the best of both worlds.”

    A combined approach also has benefits for the health care system, says one of the study authors, Dr. Michael Thase​, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine​ and the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In a different study of 154 people​ with major depressive disorder, Thase and his colleagues found that those assigned to a 16-week treatment that included both forms of CBT, rather than only traditional CBT, reduced the time spent with a clinician by one-third – with no difference in outcomes.

    Reduced clinician time is something worth cheering for since ​the ratio of mental health providers to people in the U.S. is 1:790, and less than half of people with a mental health issue report receiving treatment, according to Mental Health America. ​”There are so many more suffering people than there are therapists,” Thase says. “It’s not a threat [to our profession] – it’s a complement.”

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    Market researchers study consumer patterns and preferences related to products and services for a particular company or organization. Advertisers synthesize information about their target audience in order to sell goods or services. Human resources specialists hire, train and advocate for employees in a corporate setting. Branding specialists work with companies to develop dynamic products and designs. Public relations specialists work to maintain a positive company image.

    Human Resource Specialist

    Human resources specialists are in charge of staffing and act as an intermediary between a company and its employees. Most employers require that an HR employee have at least a bachelor’s degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average annual salary of human resource specialists as of May 2015 was $63,710. Jobs in this field are expected to increase between 2014 and 2024 at 5%, which is the national average for all careers.

    Market Research Analysts

    Market research analysts evaluate market data such as demographics and economic conditions to determine how best a company can spend its money to increase sales. Bachelor’s degrees are necessary method of entry into this field, although a master’s may be required for senior researcher positions. The mean annual salary of market research analysts and marketing specialists was $70,030 in May 2015 according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. They also predicted that job opportunities for this position would increase by 19%, much higher than the national average of 7%.

    Public Relations Specialists

    It is the job of public relations specialists to help maintain a company’s persona. They do this by writing press releases and communicating with the media and public to make sure than a company’s actions and stated goals are being perceived positively. A bachelor’s degree in public relations, journalism, communications, English, or business is typically required. The average salary in May 2015 for public relations specialists was $65,830 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. BLS also foresees a 6% increase in jobs within this field, which is comparable to the national average.

    Industrial-Organizational Psychologists

    The BLS reports that industrial-organizational psychologists in particular work on marketing and sales problems, among other business-related issues and concerns. The BLS also reports that industrial-organizational psychologists earn an estimated average salary of $92,320 per year in 2015. The field of psychology in general is expected to see a job increase of 19% between 2014 and 2024, while industrial-organizational psychologists are also expected to see job growth of 19%. Graduates in psychology who hold a doctoral degree in an applied specialty, such as industrial-organizational psychology, are listed as having some of the best employment prospects by the BLS as well.


    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the field of marketing is competitive, and careers generally require a bachelor’s or graduate degree ( ). Some employers also require relevant experience from internships or employment. Those interested in working in the marketing psychology field may begin their careers by studying psychology with a focus on advertising or marketing courses in a bachelor’s degree program. A bachelor’s degree qualifies one for an entry-level or related position in marketing, such as research assistant or advertising representative.

    While some enter the field of marketing psychology after completing a bachelor’s degree, others may find more job prospects with an advanced degree. Some careers, such as research manager or public policy consultant, require a master’s or doctoral degree in psychology or a related concentration. However, space for graduate students is limited and not all students with bachelor’s degrees in psychology or related fields may be accepted in a marketing psychology program.

    A career in marketing psychology can mean working as a human resource specialist, market resource analyst, public relations specialist or industrial-organizational psychology. Human resource specialists and industrial-organizational psychologists focus on human behavior in the workplace and how to motivate staff, improve employee performance and conduct effective training. Market research analysts focus on a company’s image and how to increase sales, while public relations specialists determine how to improve a company or person’s public image or maintain their persona.

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    Master’s and PhD in Positive Psychology at a Glance

    Positive psychology is a new field of psychology that has grown up since the late 1990s. Critiquing the approaches that psychology has taken since the mid-twentieth century as too focused on negative aspects, such as psychological illnesses, it strives to understand the psychology of well-functioning people and develop ways that positive behaviors can be reinforced. These approaches go far beyond believing in the ‘power of positive thinking’ and strive to understand the roots of happiness, satisfaction and positive social relationships. Although there are no firm numbers on job growth, the demand for psychologists as a whole is rising, predicted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) to rise 22% from 2010-2020.

    Who is this degree for?

    Individuals interested in applying positive psychology theory in working with individuals or organizations

    People who seek to work in academia as professors or researchers

    Common Career Paths (with approximate median annual salary)

    – Industrial or organizational psychologist ($95,000)*
    – Life coach (varies widely)*

    – University professor ($68,000)*, Clinical psychologist ($68,000, may require a Psy.D. in some states)*

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    1-2 years full time

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    – Roughly 10-16 graduate level courses
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    – Roughly 25 graduate-level courses
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    – Dissertation proposal and dissertation
    – Teaching or field requirement

    Bachelor’s or master’s degree

    Available in hybrid format

    Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2011 figures)

    Master’s in Positive Psychology

    A master’s degree in positive psychology can be applied across many fields, depending on the expertise of the student. Some schools may offer specializations as well, applying positive psychology to such areas as developmental studies and organizational studies. Students may be either traditional or non-traditional, with some working their way into the field immediately after completing undergraduate programs, while others are mid-career or second-career professionals set on applying the knowledge of positive psychology to their current careers.

    Pros and Cons


    • Potential employees with master’s degrees in positive psychology are relatively rare, allowing you, as a graduate, to offer something unique to organizations
    • These master’s degrees can and have been applied across a number of fields, where these new approaches are making inroads towards professional acceptance
    • The popularity of positive psychology has spurred demand for people who understand the research and can apply this knowledge to organizations


    • Because of the newness of the field of study, positive psychology lacks the infrastructure and institutional support that ties traditional psychology to certain career outcomes
    • Many positions are research-related in this growing field, so some students may find the training of a PhD program necessary for their goals
    • A master’s degree in psychology may not prepare you to work as a psychologist

    Courses and Requirements

    Instead of focusing, as traditional psychology does, on aberrant behavior, positive psychology focuses on what is going well, and how people and organizations can measure and promote these behaviors. Courses may not only offer the opportunity to truly contrast these two approaches, but also develop measures of positive activities and interactions. Programs may also offer an introduction to research methods, teaching students not just to apply these concepts, but also to measure them statistically and rigorously. Topics covered may include:

    • Development in traditional psychology and positive psychology
    • Developmental psychology and life stages
    • Flow and positive contexts
    • Statistical analysis and research methodologies in positive psychology
    • Understanding and promoting innovation and creativity

    Online Degree Options

    As of October 2012, no programs focusing completely on positive psychology are available. Nonetheless, prospective students may seek out a hybrid-format program with limited on-campus requirements designed for working professionals. Such programs provide a flexibility that allows students to develop their educational credentials without leaving their careers.

    Stand Out with This Degree

    As positive psychology is a recent and growing field, you may benefit from seeking out mentors who are leaders in the approach. Following research publications to keep up with the state of the field and communicating your interest to possible mentors can provide context and create networking opportunities, assisting in steps from selecting a program to developing a research topic. Combining an interest in research with application of ideas to personal areas of expertise developed through work and career experience can form a strong synergy and promote career growth by defining a niche of expertise.

    Doctorate in Positive Psychology

    The field of positive psychology has grown since its inception under the then-president of the American Psychiatric Association (APA). Positive psychology is a new field related to traditional psychology, and although it has a different research focus, the relationship between the two disciplines has not yet been fully defined and solidified, and those teaching in positive psychology programs have earned doctorates themselves in other disciplines, especially psychology.

    Because the field of positive psychology is relatively new, the opportunities to earn a PhD or Psy.D. in the specialty is limited. Nonetheless, such programs are becoming available, and it is also possible to earn a degree from a psychology program while researching positive psychology. In order to do so, students should research possible mentors at psychology programs and contact them in advance.

    Pros and Cons


    • Because of the newness of the field, students have the ability to come in on the forefront of its expansion
    • Research and teaching positions in universities can not only include positive psychology programs, but also traditional psychology and management programs
    • A doctoral degree in psychology is commonly required for licensure to work as psychologist


    • Because of the limited number of programs that focus entirely on positive psychology, competition for entry may be high
    • Research and teaching positions at colleges and universities are generally extremely competitive
    • The rarity of these programs makes it likely that interested students will need to relocate to find a suitable program

    Courses and Requirements

    The coursework requirements for PhD programs are similar to those for the master’s degree. PhD programs, however, provide a more in-depth knowledge of research methods in preparation for dissertation research. PhD programs may also require other professional development activities, including student teaching, field experience and portfolio development. The process of original dissertation research sets a PhD program apart from other graduate programs, as these programs prepare candidates to pursue their own careers in research and teaching settings.

    Online Degree Options

    As of October 2012, there are no online or hybrid doctoral programs available in positive psychology. Students interested in seeking out online psychology PhD programs may find a few options online, but careful attention should be paid to both accreditation and state licensing requirements.

    Stand Out with This Degree

    Although the field of positive psychology’s popularity has grown in recent years, it is still a relatively small field. Students looking to stand out with this degree will want to seek out a mentor in the field. Especially for those seeking to develop academic careers, relocating to be close to programs that offer the correct coursework and best opportunities may be of benefit. Getting involved with current research in the field through assistantships and internships can provide a path to publication and standing above other candidates.

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    Binge-eating disorder: What’s the best treatment?

    Perhaps the greatest controversy in the field of eating-disorder treatment is the debate over how to treat binge-eating disorder. The condition–currently a provisional category in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual–is marked by recurrent binge-eating without purging and is typically seen in people who are obese.

    Like people with bulimia nervosa, those with binge-eating disorder carry distorted attitudes about eating, shape and weight, as well as mood symptoms such as depression and personality disorders. The disorder affects about 2 percent of the general population and 8 percent of people who are obese.

    Because binge-eating disorder involves both weight and eating-disorder concerns, researchers in both the obesity and eating-disorders fields perceive treatment goals through the lens of their own training. On one side of the debate, eating-disorders experts believe binge-eating is best treated by traditional eating-disorder approaches, such as helping patients reduce or eliminate bingeing, improving their self-esteem and body acceptance, and treating underlying psychological problems such as depression and anxiety.

    On the other side, obesity experts maintain, it’s better to treat the obesity first. They believe that tackling psychological problems without addressing excess weight puts the cart before the horse.

    “Public health experts who deal with obesity would say, ‘If you’re not treating the weight, it’s like helping someone get rid of a hangnail and leaving the cancer,'” says Kelly Brownell, PhD, a psychologist who heads the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders and treats people with binge-eating disorder and obesity. “Binge-eating itself is not of public health significance–eliminating it does not address all of the potential long-term sequelae of obesity such as hypertension, stroke and heart attack.”

    Because the disorder is multifaceted, there are numerous tacks to treat it, believes Columbia University psychiatrist B. Timothy Walsh, MD, who chaired the DSM-IV working group on eating disorders. For example, the literature shows that cognitive behavioral therapy is useful for depression and bulimia, that interpersonal therapy aids depression, and that behavioral weight-loss management can help treat obesity.

    “There’s a lot going on when you’re trying to look at the utility of these interventions,” Walsh says. “For many people with binge-eating disorder, you can think of at least three potential targets, and it’s not clear whether you should aim at all of them at the same time.”

    Managed care can make matters worse, he says, because it may only pay for one approach when more may well be needed.


    Clinicians who treat binge-eating disorder as an eating disorder say that addressing the specific and general psychopathology that underlies the condition eliminates binge-eating and helps patients feel better about themselves. Treatments that fall into this camp include cognitive behavioral therapy, which addresses a person’s thoughts and behaviors about eating and self-image, and interpersonal psychotherapy, which helps a person face and heal rifts in current relationships.

    As an example of the effectiveness of interpersonal therapy in treating binge-eating disorder, Denise Wilfley, PhD, a binge-eating disorder expert at San Diego State University, describes a woman she helped using this treatment: The woman had been living in another country, and once she returned to the United States, lost all of her social support. She began to binge-eat, and in addition, developed major conflicts with her son, which added to her level of distress.

    Treatment helped the woman address her relationship difficulties with her son and build her social network, both hallmarks of the interpersonal approach. The woman’s depression gradually vanished, and at the one-year follow-up, she continued to be binge-free. But treating personal problems is not the only thing these therapies can do, Wilfley maintains. They can also have a positive effect on the very thing obesity experts bark about: clients’ weight.

    In a study now in press in the Archives of General Psychiatry. Wilfley shows how this might come about. The study, the largest on binge-eating disorder to date, compares outcomes of 162 overweight binge-eating disorder patients. Half received group cognitive behavioral therapy and half received interpersonal therapy. Both therapies showed high long-term success in reducing binge-eating and treating a range of psychological problems.

    And for 25 percent of the sample, the therapies also helped reduce weight: Participants who abstained from binge-eating at post-treatment and maintained abstinence at a one-year follow-up lost weight, while those who continued to binge-eat gained weight.

    The pattern provides a clue for further interventions, Wilfley believes. “If we help people eliminate binge-eating patterns, it should have an impact on body weight,” she notes.

    Researchers who are more concerned with obesity, however, argue it’s not enough to make weight loss a side issue that may or may not get addressed. The way to go, they believe, is behavioral weight loss, which is usually less expensive, shorter in duration and directly targets obesity.

    These researchers make a mirror argument to Wilfley’s comments about eating-disorder treatments.

    “People who use behavioral weight-loss treatments say that it does eliminate binge-eating–and there is some evidence for this,” says G. Terence Wilson, PhD, a psychologist at Rutgers University who was a member of the DSM-IV working group on eating disorders.

    It’s also true, however, that many obesity treatments don’t hold up in the long run.

    “There is really no good treatment for obesity,” maintains Christopher Fairburn, MD, a psychiatrist and eating disorders expert at the University of Oxford. “Surgery is possibly the best, but it’s pretty radical. Drug treatments help about 5 percent of people, but you have to keep taking them indefinitely. And behavioral therapies. everyone relapses,” he says. “The psychology of it is very interesting,” Fairburn adds. “Losing weight is quite easy. But people can only keep it up for a while, then they tend to just throw in the towel.”

    But Brownell counters that some programs do work, especially if they include a strong weight-maintenance component. “The estimates are far too pessimistic on weight loss,” he argues.


    There’s yet another wrinkle in the binge-eating disorder debate: Researchers and clinicians are starting to discover that there are probably two groups of binge-eating disorder patients, one that has disordered eating and obesity but less serious psychological problems; another that displays those same eating disturbances but has more long-term, entrenched psychological difficulties.

    A recent study by Yale University psychologist Carlos Grilo, PhD, and colleagues confirms the existence of such a group. In the December 2001 issue of the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology dvtsbxvq (Vol. 69, No. 6), he and colleagues report that about a third of the 101 binge-eating disorder patients in the study–those who generally showed greater negative affect–also demonstrated more severe eating-related psychopathology and had greater psychological disturbances than the rest of the group. That effect held up over time, Grilo notes in the article, adding to the probability that this is a bona-fide subtype of the disorder.

    “There may well be subgroups of patients with high rates of depression and low self-esteem who need specialized treatment,” says Wilson. “Others who don’t have that degree of pathology might just need behavioral weight loss treatment.”


    Meanwhile, some researchers are looking at ways to develop a treatment approach that includes both weight-loss and psychological components.

    Research conducted by Stanford University psychiatrist Stewart Agras, MD, for example, shows this may be possible. In a 1997 study reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (Vol. 65, p. 343-347), he found that people who abstained from binge-eating following specialty eating-disorder treatment were significantly more likely to benefit from weight-loss treatment in both the short and long run.

    Some of the questions troubling the field may be addressed in a study planned by Wilfley, Agras and Wilson. Now submitted as a grant proposal to the National Institute on Mental Health, the study plans to compare the effects of three divergent treatments that represent the field’s areas of controversy: interpersonal psychotherapy, behavioral weight-loss treatment and a guided self-help intervention developed by Fairburn that’s intended to provide a credible, inexpensive treatment alternative. Besides looking at binge-eating and body weight, the study will compare how the treatments affect the subgroup of binge-eating disorder patients with high negative affect noted in Grilo’s study.

    The debates in the field may simmer down once more data are in, Wilfley comments.

    “We’re a very young area,” she says. “We need the next generation of research to help answer some of the questions that are plaguing our field.”

    Tori DeAngelis is a writer in Syracuse, N.Y.

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    Humanistic therapies

    Humanistic therapies focus on self-development, growth and responsibilities. They seek to help individuals recognise their strengths, creativity and choice in the ‘here and now’.

    Existential therapy focuses on exploring the meaning of certain issues through a philosophical perspective, instead of a technique-based approach.

    Gestalt therapy can be roughly translated to ‘whole’ and focuses on the whole of an individual’s experience, including their thoughts, feelings and actions. Gaining self-awareness in the ‘here and now’ is a key aspect of gestalt therapy.

    Human Givens psychotherapy is a relatively new approach that has been described by its founders as a ‘bio-psycho-social’ approach to psychotherapy. The therapy’s basic assumption is that humans have innate needs (called givens) that need to be met for mental well-being.

    Person-centred therapy (also known as “client-centred” counselling)

    Person-centred therapy focuses on an individual’s self worth and values. Being valued as a person, without being judged, can help an individual to accept who they are, and reconnect with themselves.

    Psychosynthesis aims to discover a higher, spiritual level of consciousness.

    Reality therapy is an approach to therapy that focuses on the here and now rather than issues from the past. Developed by William Glasser in the 1960s, the theory behind the therapy is that an individual in mental distress is not suffering from a mental illness; instead they are suffering from a socially universal human condition as they have not had their basic psychological needs met.

    Also known as solution-focused therapy or brief therapy, this approach predominantly looks at what the individual wants to achieve rather than historical problems. Questions are asked by the therapist to help the individual uncover their own strengths and resources. Solution-focused therapy can be especially helpful to those who are goal-orientated and have a desire to change.

    Transactional analysis is based on the theory that we each have three ego states: Parent, adult and child. By recognising ego-states, transactional analysis attempts to identify how individuals communicate, and how this can be changed.

    Transpersonal psychology means “beyond the personal” and seeks to discover the person who transcends an individual’s body, age, appearance, culture etc.

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