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Question What job would this be? - January 18th 2015, 10:46 PM

Basically I want to study psychology, but I don't want to see patients. Would that still be a psychologist? (I don't mean gathering data from someone's brain scan of an interview or whatever, I mean literally seeing regular patients.) Thanks!
   
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Re: What job would this be? - January 18th 2015, 11:12 PM

I think that's called research psychology. You might call yourself a psychologist still. If you see patients it is called clinical psychology which means jobs like mental health professions or school counselors.
   
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Re: What job would this be? - January 18th 2015, 11:24 PM

That's very helpful. Thank you!
   
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Re: What job would this be? - January 18th 2015, 11:59 PM

Yes that would be research psychology and it's definitely something you can do. Another option would be to become a teacher or a professor and teach the subject. You wouldn't have to see patients but you can still learn more about psychology and pass that love of it on to others.


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Re: What job would this be? - January 19th 2015, 04:33 AM

Research Psychology is badass! My university has a few tracks for psychology, and this would be taking a more science perspective. These people have to get a bit farther in calculus and statistics and are required to do at least two semesters of research in a psychology lab. I bet other universities are similar. Personally, I'm a Bachelors of Arts (opposed to a Bachelors of Science) because I take a more social psychology approach and this allows me to take language and history credits towards my degree more directly. You'd want the scientific approach.


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