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Career Specialties: Social & Relational

Career Specialties: Social & Relational

Author: Barbara Ludins

This lesson will define and differentiate the various career specialties within the social, relational, and community areas of psychology. Emphasis will be placed on the typical duties and setting(s) for each specialty.

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Terms to Know
Community Psychology

An area of psychology that helps groups of people to have wider access to mental health care and educates them on psychological issues.

Comparative Psychology

Studies and compares the behavior of different species to humans.

Consumer Psychology

The study of advertising and how to better reach consumers.

Cultural Psychology

The study of the effect of culture and ethnicity on individuals.

Forensic Psychology

The psychological study of the law and criminal investigation.

Media Psychology

An area of psychology that examines the relationship between different forms of media, like television, and individuals in contact with them.

School Psychology

An area that performs a variety of tasks aimed at improving the situations of students, like emotional and social support, vocational counseling, and detecting and treating learning disabilities.

Social Psychology

Study issues of human behavior in relationship with others; issues like conformity, attitudes toward time, personal space, persuasion, friendship, etc.