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PSYC U300 - Careers in Psychology - section 10 - Beth Freeman: Specializations in Psychology

Careers in the Field of Psychology

The most current list of the top 25 careers in psychology is available through the PsychologyDegrees.org website. To check it out, please click the link below.

Specialized Areas of Psychology

The American Psychological Association (APA) recognizes the following specialized areas of psychology:

Addiction

Exercise

Philosophical psychology

Adult development

Experimental analysis of behavior

Physiology

Advertising

Experimental psychology

Police and public safety

Aging

Family issues

Population psychology

Applied experimental psychology

Forensic psychology

Psychoanalysis

Arts

General psychology

Psychotherapy

Assessment

Group psychology

Public service

Behavior analysis

Health psychology

Rehabilitation

Child, youth, and family services

History of psychology

Religion

Children

Human factors

School psychology

Clinical child psychology

Human resources

Psychopharmacology

Clinical psychology

Humanistic psychology

Social policy issues

Social psychology

Community psychology

Hypnosis

Spirituality

Comparative psychology

Independent practice

Sport psychology

Conflict resolution

Industrial and organizational psychology

State association affairs

Consulting psychology

International psychology

Statistics

Consumer psychology

Law and psychology

Substance abuse

Counseling psychology

Lesbian, gay and bisexual issues

Teaching

Criminal justice

Measurement psychology

Testing

Developmental disabilities

Media

Theoretical psychology

Developmental psychology

Men and masculinity

Therapy

Disability

Mental retardation

Trauma

Eating disorders

Military psychology

Veterans affairs

Education

Neuropsychiatry

Vocational psychology

Engineering

Neuroscience

Women

Environmental psychology

Peace

 

Ergonomics

Pediatric Psychology

 

Ethnic minorities

Perception

 

Evaluation

Personality

 

(Super, Charles M., Super, Donald E., Opportunities in Psychology, pp.24-27)

14 Career Options for Psychology Majors

Psychology Today magazine published an article "14 Career Options for Psychology Majors" that provides detailed information on what options are available for graduates with a Bachelor's degree in psychology.