What is psychology? Perhaps you’re already registered for a psychology class, and you’re curious what you’re getting yourself into – or, perhaps you’ve taken a psychology class and you think you might be interested in learning more. Either way, a solid understanding of what psychology is and what psychologists study is important.
Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behavior. This means that psychology encompasses a very wide range of specialties and subspecialties: from clinical psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology, to neuroscience and industrial/organizational psychology. If you’re interested in learning more about psychology and careers in psychology, please feel free to contact a member of our faculty! We’d also like to refer you to the American Psychological Association’s excellent online brochure. If you're interested in learning more about studying psychology here at QCC, we encourage you to visit our page "Studying Psychology at QCC".