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basic research

research focused on acquiring (förvärvande) knowledge has no direct practical application

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applied research

research that attempts to find solutions to specific problems

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experimental psychologists

psychologists who apply experimental methods to the study of behavior and mental processes

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comparative (jämförande) psychologists

psychologists who study behavioral similarities and differences among animal species (arter)

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physiological psychologists

psychologists who focus on the biological underpinnings of behavior

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clinical psychologists

psychologists who use psychological techniques to evaluate and treat individuals with mental or psychological disorders

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psychiatrists

medical doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of mental or psychological disorders

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counseling psychologist

psychologists who help people clarify their goals and make life decisions or find ways of overcoming problems in various areas of their lives

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school psychologist

psychologists who evaluate and assist children with learning problems or other special needs

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educational psychologists

psychologists who study issues relating to the measurement of intelligence and the process involved in educational or academic achievement

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developmental psychologists

psychologists who focus on processes inclining physical, cognitive, social, and personality development

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personality psychologists

psychologists who study the psychological characteristics and behaviors that distinguish us as individuals and lead us to act consistently over time

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social psychologists

psychologists who study group or social influences on behavior and attitudes

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environmental psychologists

psychologists who study relationships between the physical environment and behavior

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industrial/organizational (I/O) psychologists

psychologists who study people's behavior at work

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health psychologists

psychologists who focus on the relationship between psychological factors and physical health

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consumer psychologists

psychologists who study why people purchase particular products and brands

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neuropsychologists

psychologists who study relationships between the train and behavior

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geropsychologists

psychologists who focus on psychological processes involved in aging

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forensic (juridisk) psychologists

psychologists involved in the application of psychology to the legal system

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sport psychologists

psychologists who apply psychology to understanding and improving athletic performance