What is psychology?
At the School of Psychological Sciences, we examine all aspects of behaviour in order to understand what makes people tick.
The British Psychological Society describes the field as:
"Psychology is the scientific study of human mind and behaviour: how we think, feel, act and interact individually and in groups.
Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and with the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying that behaviour. It is both a thriving academic discipline and a vital professional practice.
We are all interested in what makes people tick and how this understanding can help solve major problems in society.
Psychology is a science and psychologists study human behaviour by observing, measuring and testing, then arriving at conclusions that are rooted in sound scientific methodology.
Applied or practising psychologists use the knowledge gained from this research in a wide range of settings. Applied psychologists help people with all sorts of problems, working with them to bring about change for the better."
Source: British Psychological Society
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