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Industry Outlook: 5 Careers in Clinical Psychology

Clinical psychology is a field of study concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illness. Representing the largest subset of psychology, clinical psychology includes a variety of areas of specialization, some of which include age-specific mental health, learning disabilities, brain injuries, substance abuse, depression and more. Continue Reading »

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The Psychology of Sports Fans: How Fans Affect Players

psychology of sports fansYoga Berra was really on to something when he said that “baseball is ninety percent mental. The other half is physical.” Athletes don’t just do; they think. Decisions have to be made in an instant, and it takes a strong mind with excellent sports awareness in order to know and predict the game. Continue Reading »

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Pros and Cons of an Industrial Organizational Psychologist

Look up the United States Department of Labor’s occupational employment statistics for the profession of Industrial Organizational Psychologist and the first noticeable fact is that this is a very specialized field. That is a pro or con depending on the perspective. As a highly specialized occupation, qualified professionals earn high wages in most industries of employment, with the management, scientific and technical consulting services industry paying the highest salary. Continue Reading »

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Overcoming Fear of the Most Dangerous Sports

For most people, the idea of participating in sports that are dangerous or extreme triggers a strong, dissuasive fear response. But for some, pushing the limits of their minds and bodies is a challenge they can’t deny. Because of their propensity for danger, extreme sports participants are often pigeonholed as reckless daredevils with a death wish who are unperturbed by the concerns and worries of their loved ones. Science tells us this just isn’t the case. Continue Reading »

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How to become a Clinical Psychologist

Many individuals seeking a career in healthcare ask the question: what is a clinical psychologist? Clinical psychology focuses on diagnosing and treating emotional, mental and behavioral disorders. The most common disorders include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and learning disabilities. Because they are not medical doctors, clinical psychologists do not utilize drug therapies. Instead, they assist patients in facing psychological issues with specialized techniques such as cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, humanistic, transpersonal or existential methods. Continue Reading »

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Top 10 Weirdest Baseball Superstitions

America’s favorite pastime is an organization steeped in superstition. From the famous Curse of the Bambino to players’ refusal to wash articles of clothing or their bodies prior to a game, baseball superstitions take many forms. In fact, anything that happens prior to a good or bad performance for an athlete can birth a new superstition. Sports psychologists believe that these rituals and superstitions serve to give an athlete a confidence boost and a sense of control over the game. Continue Reading »

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Top 5 Careers in Psychology that Involve Children

Working with children as a psychologist can be one of the most rewarding experiences in psychology. Children have unique struggles in today’s world. With the rise of social media and heightened understanding of cognitive development, child psychology is experiencing dynamic shifts in its understanding of how children learn, grow, and cope. Continue Reading »