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Branches of Psychology

Because psychology is such a broad subject, different branches of psychology have formed to study different aspects of human behaviors, thoughts, and experiences. Learn  about these branches of psychology, including forensic psychology, cognitive psychology, human factors, and much more.
  1. Behavioral Psychology
  2. Biopsychology
  3. Cognitive Psychology
  4. Developmental Psychology
  5. Personality Psychology
  6. Social Psychology
  7. Abnormal Psychology (5)
  8. Clinical Psychology (7)
  9. Comparative Psychology (1)
  10. Cross-Cultural Psychology (1)
  11. Educational Psychology (12)
  12. Forensic Psychology (5)
  13. Health Psychology (2)
  14. Human Factors Psychology (1)
  15. I/O Psychology (2)
  16. Positive Psychology (10)
  17. Sports Psychology (2)

Branches of Psychology
Here's a quick overview of some of the major branches of psychology, the subject-matter studied by each branch, and links to more information for you to explore.

Fields of Psychology
Psychology is a huge topic and conveying the depth and breadth of the subject can be difficult. As a result, a number of different fields of psychology have emerged to deal with specific subtopics within the study of the mind, brain and behavior. Learn more about some of the different fields of psychology.

Perspectives in Modern Psychology
Psychologists and researchers have many different ways of looking at questions and issues in psychology. The numerous perspectives in psychology offer unique ways to explain and predict human behavior.

Subfields of Psychology
Find more information on the many subfields in the field of psychology. Includes specialty areas such as biopsychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, personality psychology, and more.

Areas of Psychology: The 53 Divisions of the APA
Major areas of psychology according to the American Psychological Association's (APA) 53 divisions. Includes specialty area's such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, forensic psychology, and more.

Experimental Psychology
Experimental psychology is an area of psychology that utilizes scientific methods to research the mind and behavior.

What Is Consumer Psychology?
Consumer psychology studies how and why we buy goods and services. Learn more about how psychologists study the science of consumer behavior.

What Is Community Psychology?
Community psychology is a relatively young discipline within psychology that is concerned with how individuals relate to society. Learn more in this overview of community psychology.

What Is Transpersonal Psychology?
Transpersonal psychology is a perspective focused on understanding the spiritual side of human existence. Topics such as meditation and peak experiences are often studied in this field.

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