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Psychology 101: The Basics

Psychology 101 answers basic questions about the field of psychology, including what psychology is and what psychologists do. If you are considering a future in psychology or just have an interest in learning more about the mind and behavior, explore this section to find tips, advice, and valuable information.
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What Is Psychology?
When you hear the word psychology, what comes to mind? While psychology is a popular subject, a lot of people are not aware of the many elements of this broad and fascinating subject. Learn more about what psychology is and isn't and get a better idea about where psychology began and where it is today.

What Are the Four Major Goals of Psychology?
Psychology has four primary goals designed to help us better understand both human and animal behavior. Discover what these goals are and why they are so important.

10 Things You Need to Know About Psychology
Are you new to the study of psychology? It may seem like a vast and daunting topic at first, but understanding a few basic facts can make it easier to get started. Misconceptions about psychology are common, so learning the basics and clearing up a few common myths can help.

Timeline of Modern Psychology
While the roots of psychology can be traced back to early Greek thought, psychology did not become a separate field until the 1870's. This psychology timeline traces important events in the history of psychology.

Becoming a Consumer of Psychology
Popular media sources are full of descriptions of psychology research. In order to evaluate these reports, it is important to know how to assess this information. Discover how you can become a wise consumer of psychological research.

10 Great Reasons to Earn a Psychology Degree
Psychology is one of the most popular majors on college campuses throughout the world. Is it right for you? Check out our list of the ten best reasons to earn a psychology degree.

Introduction to Psychology
Do you think you might want to learn more about psychology? Discover some of the basics in this quick introduction to psychology!

10 Ways Psychology Can Improve Your Life
Do you think that psychology is just for students, academics and therapists? Then think again. Because psychology is both an applied and a theoretical subject, it can be utilized in a number of ways.

Are There Too Many Psychology Majors?
Psychology has become one of the most popular college majors, but is it possible that too many people are majoring in psychology? Discover how many students choose to major in psychology and how this might impact the job market.

Learn Psychology
Are you interested in teaching yourself psychology? There are plenty of great tools, resources and articles to help you learn about the wide world of psychology. If you are unsure about where to begin, this article is a great place to start.

5 Myths About Psychology
Psychology is a vast and complex topic, but there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there. What's the truth behind some of the biggest myths? Learn more...

What Is the American Psychological Association?
The American Psychological Association, or APA, is the largest professional and scientific organization of psychologists in the United States. Learn more about the functions and history of the American Psychological Association.

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