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Information about Psychologist

  • Study how people act, feel and think
  • They try to understand, explain, and sometimes change people's behavior
  • Help people to overcome relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, substance abuse, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of a chronic illness.
  • Psychology became an official field of study around 1907, so it is a newer career choice
  • Don't typically use medicine to treat patients. Cognitive behavioral therapy, family therapy, group therapy, and hypnotherapy are typical treatments
  • Clinical or counseling psychologists need to complete a doctorate degree, internship, and one to two years of professional experience in order to become licensed
  • Speaking with and interviewing the patient and possibly their loved ones
  • The most common way for a psychologist to gather information about a patient is by observing him and his actions
  • Recommending a specific course of treatment is another important responsibility of a clinical psychologist
  • A psychologist may be able to treat the patients himself

"I speak to everyone in the same way, weather he is the garbage man or the president of the university." -Albert Einstein

Pros and Cons

Cons; Highly challenging tasks, work under stress and great pressure, Cost of education and trained

Pros; You'll gain a deep knowledge of human nature, attractive salary, work with new people every day.

Training and Education Requirements

Most have a master's degree (several have a Ph.D.) Almost always need a license.

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

2420 Nicolet Dr, Green Bay, WI 54311

(920) 465-2000

They offer phycology programs that focus on the scientific study and the behavior of individuals it is optional but you can get a bachelors degree and you can also get an associates degree by taking two year classes

Pro; They offer on campus living

Con; If you don't get on school living you would have to drive to the school every time you had classes

University of Michigan

500 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

(734) 764-1817

Social work programs prepare people to counsel disadvantaged individuals/students learn counseling methods.

Social work programs are also called a "helping profession"

Mental/social health services council families and individuals to help prevent substance abuse

Pro; This school offers a lot of options and other class choices

Con; Visiting family from Wisconsin could be harder because of the distance

University of Wisconsin, Fond Du Lac

400 University Dr, Fond du Lac, WI 54935

(920) 929-1100

Communication program's and speech studies. You learn how people talk listen and pursued you would study the history of argument you also write and deliver speeches . This class is very helpful for a clinical psychologist because you need to understand how your patiences communicate

Pro; They offer associates degrees

Con; Not as many classes or things to study to get your degree as the other schools


American Psychological Association

750 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

(800) 374-2721

(202) 336-5500

National Association of School Psychologists

4340 East West Highway, Suite 402, Bethesda, MD 20814

Toll Free: 866-331-NASP

P: 301-657-0270

F: 301-657-0275


Psychologists study how people think, feel, and act when they are alone and when they are with others. They try to understand, explain, and sometimes change people's behavior if it is harmful to themselves or others. They also help people adjust to new situations in their lives. Psychologist may work days, evenings, or weekends. Most people that become psychologists have a master's degree (several have a Ph.D.) Almost always need a license. The outlook for psychologists is job seekers will find good employment opportunities. The salary is about $33,810 to $105,610. Some related occupations are clinical psychologist social psychologist. If need more information you can call these numbers, Psychologist, Developmental 045.061-010, Psychologist, Experimental 045.061-018, Psychologist, Social 045.067-014, Psychologist, Clinical 045.107-022 or go to these websites, ,


What's It Like to Be a Psychologist?" Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.

"Becoming a Psychologist: Pros and Cons." Becoming a Psychologist: Pros and Cons. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.

"Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Psychologist." Advantages and Disadvantages of Being a Psychologist. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Jan. 2016.