Brain science and cognitive psychologists
Cognitive Psychologists 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. This work can range from exploring how we learn language to understanding the interplay between cognition and emotion.
These are psychologists who provide clinical or counseling services, to address a breadth of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders, integrating the science of psychology with the prevention, assessment, diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of complicated human problems. They also promote change, resilience and help people discover their strengths.
Counselling psychologists help people recognize their strengths and cope with everyday problems. Counselling psychologists focus on interactions between people and their environment, and on educational and career development.
Developmental psychologists focus on understanding how humans learn, mature and adapt. Developmental psychologists study how people grow, develop and adapt at different life stages.
Forensic and Public Service Psychologists
Forensic and public service psychologists play important roles within the public safety and judicial systems. They conduct evaluations that inform and guide legal proceedings - from decisions regarding child custody to the competency of a defendant to stand trial.
Industrial and organizational psychologists
Industrial and Organizational psychology is the scientific study of human behavior in the workplace. It focuses on assessing individual, group and organizational dynamics and using that research to identify solutions to problems that improve the well-being and performance of an organization and its employees.
Psychologists use a number of research methods and comb through vast amounts of data to test hypotheses and study complex issues in the real world. Quantitative psychologists are expert in designing methodologies and studies that reveal answers to research questions on topics as diverse as human performance, child development, and memory and language retention.
Rehabilitation psychologists study and work with individuals with disabilities and chronic health conditions to help them overcome challenges and improve their quality of life.
Sport and Performance Psychology
Sport and performance psychologists focus on identifying and applying psychological principles that facilitate peak sport performance, enhance people's participation in physical activities and help athletes achieve optimal human performance.