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Psychologist Career

  1. 1. By: David Serrano Scott Zuniga
  2. 2. What are Psychologists ?  A Psychologist Conduct scientific studies to study behavior and brain function.  Develop programs that improve schools and workplaces by addressing psychological issues.  Work with individuals, couples, and families to help them make changes to their behaviors  Identify and diagnose mental, behavioral, or emotional disorders.
  3. 3. How to become a Psychologist  It is recommended to take AP Psychology, biology, chemistry, human anatomy/physiology and other life sciences.  Courses in history, philosophy, writing, religion, and language can also help.  Start a psychology club, look for opportunities to volunteer in your community, get good grades in ACT or SAT.
  4. 4. Must take Psychology Courses  General Psychology  History of Psychology  Statistics  Experimental Psychology  Physiological Pyschology  Abnormal Psycholgy  Developmental Psychology  Social Paychology  Personality Psychology
  5. 5. Work environment/ schedule  Psychologists held about 174,000 jobs in 2010. About 34 percent of psychologists were self- employed, 29 percent worked in educational services, and 20 percent worked in healthcare settings.  Some work alone, others work in teams for a health care program.
  6. 6. How to become a Psychologist  In order to become a psychologist you need master’s, specialist, or doctoral degree in psychology.  You also need to pass the test in order to become a licensed professional.  It is also recommended to take an AP Psychology course during high school
  7. 7. Salary  The median annual wage of psychologists was $68,640 in May 2010  The lowest 10 percent earned less than $39,200, and the top 10 percent earned more than $111,810.
  8. 8. The different types of psychology  Abnormal psychology  Biological psychology  Clinical psychology  Cognitive psychology  Comparative psychology  Developmental
  9. 9. Continued  Forensic psychology  Industrial- Organizational psychology  Personality psychology  School psychology  Social psychology  For a total of 14 different types
  10. 10. Examples of Psychology  Many psychologists study body language.  For example making direct eye contact can show you are confidence and are interested and paying attention to the subject. However not being able to hold eye contact may show you are distracted or uncomfortable.  Another sign of confidence and dominance is when people’s body is stretched outwards and take up space.
  11. 11. Psychologist vs Therapist vs Psychiatrist  Many people get these confused, and here are the differences between them.  Psychologists generally observe, document, and interpret what mental and behavioral aspects in the client.  Therapists are more hands on, and work closer with the client. Similar to psychologists, they also analyze their client but they also communicate well with the client.  Psychiatrist make sure that the body and mind are working together properly. They are also able to determine which medication is needed for the client.
  12. 12. Famous psychologists  1) B.F Skinner  2) Sigmund Freud  3) Albert Bandura  4) Jean Piaget  5) Carl Rogers
  13. 13. Insight from a Psychologist  Here is one video from a series of videos that have a psychologist talk to us about psychology.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wgZw f0W5cLc
  14. 14. Psychology Podcast Links  Here is a short podcast with information about how social status affects who we choose to believe.  http://www.scientificamerican.com/podca st/episode.cfm?id=social-status-affects- who-we-choose-13-07-28
  15. 15. Bibliography  http://psychology.about.com/od/careersinpsychology/ tp/psychology-career-trends.htm  http://psychology.about.com/od/education/tp/ten- psychology-courses.htm  http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/t p/psychologists.htm  http://voices.yahoo.com/the-difference-between- psychiatrists-psychologists-5825032.html  http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Life-Physical-and-Social- Science/Psychologists.htm

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