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Research Psychology

Research Psychology Regular Class
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Research Psychology is an ideal major for students not interested in a licensed profession, but who may want graduate work in psychology or careers in colleges, universities, research centers, government or private businesses. If you enjoy studying human behavior or exploring theoretical problems, this major is for you.

Psychology Research students gain real-world experience through the creation and completion of a senior-year research project.

Students who study research psychology work in a variety of occupations. Applied specialty areas have a strong research focus.

  • Experimental Psychologist - studies human and animal behavior. Focus areas include motivation, thought, attention, learning and memory, sensory and perceptual processes, effects of substance abuse and genetic and neurological factors affecting behavior.
  • Industrial-Organizational Psychologist - works within organizations to help select and retain employees, increase productivity and identify potential workplace improvements.
  • Military Research Psychologist - examines the effects of war on military personnel such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, aggression and drug use.
  • Nutrition Research Psychologist - investigates the psychological effects of mood and emotions on eating habits.
  • Market Research Analyst - studies market conditions to examine potential sales of products or services; to understand what products people want, will buy and at what price; and to ensure that program resources are used effectively.

According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (2017), overall employment is expected to grow 19% depending on the research psychology focus through 2024. Individuals with an applied specialty are expected to find the greatest job prospects.

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