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    Curious about the inner workings of the mind, and want to help people deal with mental disorders? You may find this social science to be a satisfying career path. Psychologists diagnose and evaluate mental and emotional disorders. They study human behavior by observing, interpreting and recording how people interact with one another and their environments. Those observations help solve everyday problems.

    The coursework prepares you to be a counselor, a school psychologist, industrial-organizational psychologist, researcher, and developmental or social psychologist. Work settings are varied too: you can work independently (either in research or with patients), as part of a healthcare team, such as physicians and social workers, in research centers, and in schools or offices, It’s usually a 9-5 job, but if you’re in private practice, you may work some nights and weekends.

    Psychologists need a doctorate or specialist degree in psychology, but a master’s degree may be enough for some positions. A license or certification is also required. Courses are usually lectures and seminars on topics such as perception and sensation, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality, statistics, and neuroscience.

    Actress Natalie Portman, and political satirist Jon Stewart both earned B.A. in psychology.

    • Argosy University-Washington DC

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      1550 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 600, Arlington, VA 22209

      Argosy University-Washington DC is college with 134 students located in Arlington, VA. learn more

      Open Admissions, Medicine and Allied Health School
    • Regis College

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      235 Wellesley St, Weston, MA 02493

      Regis College is Catholic college with 1188 students located in Weston, MA. learn more

      Religiously affiliated, Medicine and Allied Health School
    • Argosy University-Dallas

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      5001 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway, Heritage Square, Suite 230, Farmers Branch, TX 75244

      Argosy University-Dallas is college with 219 students located in Farmers Branch, TX. learn more

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    • Organization logo Lincoln Christian University

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      100 Campus View Drive, Lincoln, IL 62656

      Lincoln Christian College and Seminary in Lincoln, IL offers Bible- and ministry-focused bachelor's and associate degree programs in many different specialty areas. Students looking for a change of scenery may complete their senior internships in the New England area in ... learn more

      Seminary / Bible College, Religiously affiliated
    • Indiana Institute of Technology

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      1600 E Washington Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46803
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      "The Indiana Institute of technology is a small private school in Fort Wayne that specializes in business, computer science, and engineering. You'll never be at a loss for excitement as the school's diversions includes the "S.T.R.A.N.G.E Club," which explores different ... learn more

      Business School
    • Argosy University-Phoenix

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      2233 West Dunlap Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021

      Argosy University-Phoenix is college with 223 students located in Phoenix, AZ. learn more

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    • Argosy University-Nashville

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      100 Centerview Dr, Suite 225, Nashville, TN 37214

      Argosy University-Nashville is college with 207 students located in Nashville, TN. learn more

      Open Admissions, Medicine and Allied Health School

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