Many people think of psychologists only as therapists, and it’s true that the fields of clinical and counseling psychology do make up the largest specialty areas. However, many psychologists have no connection with therapy. Instead, they work as researchers, teachers, or consultants in academic, business, industry, and government settings, or in a combination of settings (e.g., Roediger, 2017; Silvia et al., 2017; Sternberg, 2017).
Identify the divisions and specialty areas that exist in psychology.
Step 1: Investigate.
The American Psychological Association (APA) is currently made up of 54 different divisions. Visit the APA’s website to explore the divisions: https://www.apa.org/about/division/
(Links to an external site.)
Step 2: Discuss.
Select two divisions of psychology you find to be most interesting and address the following in your post:
Identify the names of the two divisions you selected
Provide a brief description of each division based on what you’ve learned
Discuss why you find these divisions to be of interest
Describe how these divisions contribute to the field of psychology and our understanding of the brain and human behavior
If you were in charge of creating a new division, what would it be and why? For more information on