BRANCHES IN PSYCHOLOGY

Today psychology has evolved to much higher level, it’s an important science in modern day. Now a days more than 50 branches of psychology are existing to study human behaviour from various points. Let’s know few of them;

1) CHILD PSYCHOLOGY

Child psychology is the study of subconscious and conscious childhood development. It deals with the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur during childhood. A child psychologist uses standardized psychological test to measure intelligence, etc. They perform researches on effective child practice, etc.

2) COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Cognitive psychology is the scientific study of the mind as an information processor. It focuses on higher mental processes like thinking, reasoning and decision making. It concern about the study of attention, perception, language development, thinking, memory and problem solving.

3) CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

Clinical psychology looks into the area of diagnosis and treatment of emotional and behavioural problems like mental illness, alcoholism, etc. To do the diagnosis a psychologist takes the detailed information of the patient by different test and interview. They use proper psychotherapy to help the patient to deal with the problem.

4) CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY

Criminal psychology deals with the study of criminal mind and their personality and the causes of this behaviour and suggesting effective methods to prevent this criminal behaviour and implementing it. A criminal psychiatrist plays an important role in forensic department to understand and detect the scene of crime place and interpreting clues for investigation. They generally work with law enforcement department or in a criminal rehabilitation centre or other departments of this field.