There are various topical areas to choose from within the study of psychology. Exploring its subfields would help one decide a Master and/or Ph.D. program suitable for their desirable career interest. Special areas in psychology include clinical, developmental, counseling, health, environmental, forensics, and many more. The resources below are informational and will create awareness of the diverse educational options available for Psychology graduates. By exploring the website for the American Psychological Association (APA; click here to jump) you will find that there are 56 professional divisions with which to connect. As noted on the APA website: The Mission of APA is to advance the creation, communication, and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives. We do this by:
Encouraging the development and application of psychology in the broadest manner
Promoting research in psychology, the improvement of research methods and conditions and the application of research findings.
Improving the qualifications and usefulness of psychologists by establishing high standards of ethics, conduct, education and achievement.
Increasing and disseminating psychological knowledge through meetings, professional contacts, reports, papers, discussions and publications.