career choices

Up until recently I did not know what I wanted to do with my life.I was going to
school but I really had no idea what I wanted to study.Recently, after contemplating
multiple career choices, I have decided that I want to become a psychologist.
Psychologists study the human mind and human behavior.Like other scientists,
psychologists make hypothesis and then perform experiments to test these assumptions.
Their research methods may differ depending on what topic they are studying.There are
numerous research methods in which psychologists gather their data.Sometimes they
gather information through controlled laboratory experiments.Psychologists also
administer personality, performance, aptitude and intelligence tests.Other methods
include observation, interviews, questionnaires, clinical studies and surveys.Psychologists
use their knowledge in a wide variety of settings including health and human services,
management, education, law and sports.In addition to the variety of work settings,
psychologists usually specialize in a single aspect of their growing field.Some types of
psychologists include clinical, counseling, school, industrial, developmental, social and
experimental or research psychologists.There are two categories of psychology that I am
interested in, they are clinical and industrial.
Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology that deals with applying research
findings in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.Clinical psychologists classify
their work under three major headings: assessment, treatment and research.In
assessment, they give and interpret psychological tests.These tests are given to determine
the patients intelligence or to determine their mental characteristics.Another way to
determine these characteristics is in an interview, where the psychologist questions and
interacts with the patients.For the treatment s

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