Types of Psychologists

What are the different types of psychologists and what exactly do they do in the variety of branches of psychology? When people hear the term psychologist, many immediately imagine a man or woman sitting in an office, scribbling notes while a client sits on a leather fainting couch. Sure, there are plenty of psychologists who engage in this type of talk therapy, but people who work in the field of psychology also do a variety of other things.

Did you know that there are psychologists who study how people work and interact with the tools in their environment?

Or that some psychologists come up with ways to help slow global warming?

Below is a list of some of the specialty areas and related tasks they include:

  • Clinical Psychologists
  • Cognitive Psychologists
  • Community Psychologists
  • Comparative Psychologists
  • Counseling Psychologists
  • Cross-Cultural Psychologists
  • Developmental Psychologists
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Health Psychologists
  • Personality Psychologists
  • Social Psychologists