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How to Become an Forensic Psychologist
If you want to further research the role of a clinical psychologist then it is highly recommended that you read So, You Want to Be a Forensic Psychologist?
Forensic Psychology is a fascinating area of applied psychology. It is a phenomenally important field of study which has influenced and caused significant changes in the legal system. Research into memory has shown that eyewitness testimony is not wholly accurate and is not to be used as evidence on its own, for example: (Loftus et al., 1974, Loftus et al., 1987, Penrod and Cutler, 1995). Further examples of forensic fields of study include studying the reasons for turning to crime, how best to interview witnesses and suspects, what can cause false confessions and how to prevent them, and the psychology of the courtroom. Perhaps one of the most interesting areas of study within forensic psychology is studying how criminals think and how best to track and catch them by studying the patterns of their crimes, for example: (Hazelwood & Douglas, 1980, Canter et al., 2004, Canter & Heritage, 1990, Yochelson & Samenow, 1976).
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How to Become an Educational Psychologist
If you want to further research the role of a clinical psychologist then it is highly recommended that you read Educational Psychology Casework, Second Edition: A Practice Guide.
Educational Psychology is an extremely important area of applied psychology. One of the reasons that the education system today is so vastly different from the past is because of the work of educational psychologists. Educational psychologist have the opportunity to change the face of tomorrow by improving the education system, which is a fundamental part of civilised society. This is a competitive area of psychology, but it can be highly rewarding.
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Ethical Issues in Psychology
In Psychology some of the most contested issues are ethical issues. Many of the greatest psychological studies have been hugely unethical. For example, Milgram (1963), Zimbardo (1973). One of the problems one encounters when conducting psychological research is considering the extent to which the research depends upon being unethical. Milgram’s infamous study conducted to the highest ethical peaks would not have provided such an insight of human obedience because it would have become completely ecologically invalid — in real life we cannot simply withdraw from the research. Furthermore, demand characteristics would have undoubtably had a confounding effect upon the results. Continue reading Ethical Issues in Psychology
How to Become a Clinical Psychologist
If you want to further research the role of a clinical psychologist then it is highly recommended that you read What is Clinical Psychology? By John Hall and Susan Llewelyn.
If you are considering clinical psychology as a career. Make sure you are aware that it is one of the most competitive areas in psychology and although this guide aims to give you an idea and a set of steps to land a job as a clinical psychologist it will do be as straightforward in real life. Also bare in mind that you do not have to complete all these steps in order. Continue reading How to Become a Clinical Psychologist