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What is Psychology?

Psychology is a study of the mind and how it dictates and influences our behaviour, from communication and memory to thought and emotion.

Psychologists use this to understand what makes people tick  through observation, measurement, and testing, in order to form conclusions that are based on sound scientific methodology.

There are many different types of psychologists, with Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists being two of the most common.

A Clinical Psychologist is someone who can assess, diagnose and treat psychological and mental health problems. These can include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder.

By contrast, a Neuropsychologist is someone who can assess, diagnose and treat psychological disorders associated with brain-based conditions. As an example, they can assess the cognitive, behavioural and emotional deficits resulting from a brain injury, stroke, dementia or a pattern of cognitive strengths and weakness in someone with a learning disorder or a disorder on the Autism Spectrum.