PsychologistÂ is an academic, occupational or professional titleÂ used by individuals who are either:
* Social scientistsÂ conducting psychological research or teachingÂ psychologyÂ in a college or university;
* Academic professionalsÂ who apply psychological research, theories and techniques to "real-world" problems, questions and issues in business, industry, or government.
* Clinical professionalsÂ who work with patients in a variety of therapeutic contexts (contrast withÂ psychiatrists, who typically provide medical interventions and drug therapies, as opposed to analysis and counseling).
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Psychologists attempt to understand the role ofÂ mental functionsÂ in individual andÂ social behavior, while also exploring theÂ physiologicalÂ andÂ neurobiologicalÂ processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors.
Psychologists explore such concepts asÂ perception,Â cognition,Â attention,Â emotion,Â phenomenologyÂ motivation,brain functioning,Â personality,Â behavior, andÂ interpersonal relationships. Some, especiallyÂ depth psychologists, also consider theÂ unconscious mind.aÂ Psychologists employÂ empirical methodsÂ to inferÂ causalÂ andcorrelationalÂ relationships between psychosocialÂ variables. InÂ addition, or inÂ opposition, to employingÂ empiricalandÂ deductiveÂ methods, someâ€”especiallyÂ clinicalÂ andÂ counselingÂ psychologistsâ€”at times rely uponÂ symbolic interpretationÂ and otherÂ inductiveÂ techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciences,natural sciences, andÂ humanities.
While psychologicalÂ knowledgeÂ is typicallyÂ appliedÂ to theÂ assessmentÂ andÂ treatmentÂ ofÂ mental healthproblems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres ofÂ human activity. Although the majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical,Â counseling, andschoolÂ positions); many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behavior (typically in university psychology departments) and/or teach such knowledge in academic settings; and some are employed inÂ industrial and organizationalÂ settings, and in other areasÂ such asÂ human development and aging,Â sports,Â health,Â the media,Â law, andÂ forensics.
Alfred Adler is known as one of the most influential thinkers in psychology. While he was initially a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, Adler eventually departed from Freud's theories and developed his own perspective, which he called Individual Psychology. He had a strong influence on a number of other eminent psychologists, including Carl Rogers, Abraham Maslow and Karen Horney.
Psychologist Salary Details
The psychologist's salary mainly depends on educational qualifications, years of practical experience and location of work. Psychologists working in urban cities are bound to earn more than those working on the outskirts of a city. A child psychologist's salary can be about US$ 45,000 initially, and can rise up to US$ 60,000 per year with a few years of experience. The average psychologist's salary in case of clinical psychologists can be in the range of US$ 65,000 to US$ 70,000 per year. The salary for a forensic psychologist can be in between US$ 55,000 to US$ 60,000 per year. Developmental psychologists can expect to earn anything in between US$ 35,000 to US$ 65,000 per year. More onpsychologist average salary.
In the state of California (USA), where I am licensed, the termÂ psychologistÂ is protected by state law (Business and Professions Code Sections...