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Subfields of Psychology

  • Biopsychology is a subfield that studies the relationship between the brain and behavior. For instance, a biopsychologist might question how the brain and the nervous system change our thoughts and feelings.
  • Developmental Psychology is a field that studies the physical, cognitive, and social development that occurs over the lifetime.
  • Clinical Psychology is a field that seeks to apply psychological principles in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental or emotional illness.

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