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General Psychology Resources

A psychologist is an expert in psychology, the systematic study of the mind, including behavior, cognition and affect. Psychologists engage in multiple activities, including scientific research, teaching, treatment and organizational consultation. Psychologists work in a variety of settings, such as universities, schools, government agencies, hospital and health care facilities, private industry and independent practice. Psychology is a doctoral level profession in which members complete advanced studies and specialized training before working as psychologists. Psychologists who provide direct services to consumers, such as in clinical, counseling, or school settings, are regulated by state licensing agencies. In California, with few exceptions, licensed Psychologists may practice independently.

To learn more about Psychology, please visit the American Psychological Association or visit the FAQs page to learn more about the profession and psychologists.

For information about Psychology Licensure in California, please visit the California Board of Psychology.

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