Psychology at Wagner
What is Psychology?
…and what do psychologists do?
Psychology is a diverse field that encompasses the study of mind, brain, human and animal behavior, and social interactions. To answer these questions, psychologists engage in experimentation and case studies of both normal and abnormal populations.
The results of psychology research is applied in a variety of fields such as:
- child life
- occupational therapy
- business (e.g. human resources, marketing, management, organizational behavior etc.)
- medicine & health sciences
- and more!
Clinical and counseling psychology are concerned with
- diagnosis and treatment (psychotherapy) of psychological disorders.
- research concerning those disorders.
Psychology is distinct from psychiatry which is a field of medicine concerned primarily with treatment of psychological disorder. Here is a list of some specialty areas of psychology.
Other areas in counseling include
- Marriage and family counseling
- Expressive arts therapies
- Mental health counseling
- Substance abuse counseling
This web site is maintained by Dr. Laurence Nolan, Department of Psychology, Wagner College, Staten Island, New York 10301.