Psychology is the science of mind and behaviour. The discipline examines the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that trigger certain functions and behaviours. The immediate goal in psychology is to understand humanity by both discovering general principles and exploring specific cases. Many practitioners of applied psychology believe that one of the objectives of the field is to benefit society. Psychologists investigate such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships.
While psychological knowledge is typically applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. Following a degree in psychology, you can choose to be involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical, counseling, and school positions). Alternatively, you can do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and social behavior (typically in university psychology departments) and/or teach such knowledge in academic settings. Also, working in industrial and organizational settings in relevant roles (e.g., human resources or training and employee development) is an option for those with a degree in the field.
The Online M.S. in Psychology offered by Walden University helps you explore he social, cognitive, and cultural aspects of human behavior. Learn how to evaluate and design research methods that can be applied in a wide range of global settings such as education, healthcare, non-profit, organizations and more.
Our online MSc in Psychology programme provides a rigorous and lively study of the science and practice of psychology. Focusing on psychology for the real world – through a unique learning journey that presents core theories in context (self, identity, culture, relationships, workplace) – this fully online programme connects you with experienced international faculty and fellow students. Your assignments will include scientific experiments and interactive activities ranging from simulations of NASA moon tasks to psychometric testing.
Gain sought-after professional expertise in mental health and wellbeing, take a first step towards a career in counselling or build the research skills needed for a doctoral degree with this fully online masters from a University that’s in the top 1% worldwide. Benefit from the programme’s positive approach to mental wellbeing and increase your awareness of cultural factors affecting mental health. This masters builds on your previous experience, balances practical and research skills and brings you into contact with an international cohort of working professionals from different backgrounds. Graduate ready to progress to a doctoral degree and/ or to promote mental well being in professional roles in a wide range of sectors – such as health, education, and training – across the globe.
Our MSc Psychology is an advanced fast-track conversion course that combines the award of a Masters with eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society.
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