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Career Specialties: Cognitive and Neruological

Author: Laura Riness

This lesson will define and differentiate the various career specialties within the cognitive and brain-based areas of psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the typical duties and setting(s) for each specialty.

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Terms to Know

Genetics, nervous system, brain, endocrine system or other physiological root of behavior and mental processes.

Cognitive Psychology

How humans encode, store, process and retrieve information.

Developmental Psychology

Examine lifespan psychology and the progress of changes and abilities.

Educational Psychology

Studies and helps students in schools and other educational setting; administer psychological testing, construct referrals, assist with classroom learning, counseling students, assess learning disabilities, devise plans for students with learning disabilities.

Learning Psychology

Studies theories of learning, how and why learning occurs.

Sensory and Perception

Sense organs and how the brain makes sense of, or perceives, that information.