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Psychology: Web Resources

Searching the Web

There is a wealth of valuable information related to psychology freely available on the web. Just remember that information you find on the web needs to be evaluated carefully. For more information on evaluating websites, check out the Evaluating Sources Research Guide.

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Psychology in the News

From the American Psychological Association, PsycPORT: Psychology Newswire provides "recent news articles relating to psychology, mental health, behavior, stress management, and more."

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Careers in Psychology

What can I expect from a career as a psychologist? According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how individuals relate to one another and to their environments. They use their findings to help improve processes and behaviors.

What can I expect from a career as a counselor?  According to the Occupational Outlook Handbooksubstance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors advise people who suffer from alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, or other mental or behavioral problems. They provide treatment and support to help clients recover from addiction or modify problem behaviors.

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