Major branches of Psychology

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Abnormal Psychology
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the branch of psychology concerned with abnormal behavior
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Behavioral Psychology
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the scientific study of observable behavior, and its explanation by principles of learning
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Biopsychology
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Specialty in psychology that studies the interaction of biology, behavior and mental process
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Cognitive Psychology
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an approach to psychology that emphasizes internal mental processes
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Comparative Psychology
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the branch of psychology concerned with the behavior of animals
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Developmental Psychology
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the branch of psychology that studies the social and mental development of children
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Educational Psychology
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the study of how psychological processes affect and can enhance teaching and learning
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Experimental Psychology
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the branch of psychology that uses experimental methods to study psychological issues
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Personality Psychology
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the study of an individual’s characteristic pattern of thinking, feeling and acting
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Social Psychology
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the branch of psychology that studies persons and their relationships with others and with groups and with society as a whole

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