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A psychologist is a researcher and/or a practitioner of psychology.

Psychology is now considered a separate field from psychiatry, and a psychologist is not ordinarily a medical doctor and hence is unable to prescribe psychiatric medications.

They are specially trained to provide professional counseling on psychological and emotional issues.

Psychology is such a wide field that practitioners often specialise in one particular area

  • Child psychologists (who specialise in working with children and adolescents)
  • Clinical psychologists
  • Marriage counsellors
  • Family therapists etc.

See also: List of psychologists

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Psychologists (2698 words)
Psychologists employed as faculty by colleges and universities divide their time between teaching and research and also may have administrative responsibilities; many have part-time consulting practices.
Employment of psychologists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014, because of increased demand for psychological services in schools, hospitals, social service agencies, mental health centers, substance abuse treatment clinics, consulting firms, and private companies.
Psychologists are trained to conduct research and teach, evaluate, counsel, and advise individuals and groups with special needs.
Psychologist (651 words)
Psychologists attempt to understand people's capacities, traits, and behaviors and to explain their needs.
Psychologists may specialize in a variety of types of psychology, such as clinical, counseling, experimental, developmental, personality, physiological, educational, school, social, research, and industrial-organizational.
Psychologists in private practice may set their own hours, but they may also work evenings to accommodate their clients.
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