Jobs for Psychology GraduateSeptember 28, 2015 – 09:35 am

Jobs for Psychology Graduate

Teaching and Research. If you re interested in teaching undergraduate, master s-level, or doctoral-level students, you can probably work in a university setting, where you will probably also do research. If you are not interested in teaching and want to focus on research, you can work for government agencies (for example, the Centers for Disease Control) or for private research organizations. To work as a psychologist in these settings, you typically…

What is Health Psychology?July 21, 2012 – 04:08 pm

What is Health Psychology?

Health psychology focuses on how psychological, biological and social factors influence health and illness. Peter Dazeley / Photographer s Choice / Getty Images Health psychology is a specialty area that focuses on how biology, psychology, behavior and social factors influence health and illness. Other terms including medical psychology and behavioral medicine are sometimes used interchangeably with the term health psychology. Health and illness are…

Psychology and HealthDecember 29, 2014 – 11:04 am

Psychology and Health

According to the American Psychological Association, health psychologists “help patients manage chronic disease and avoid preventable diseases” by “incorporating psychological theory and research to develop methods to assist patients in maintaining healthy lifestyles.” If you haven’t yet heard of health psychology, you will soon. Clinical health psychologist Amanda Withrow, Ph.D., who has spent over a decade working with patients with chronic illnesses…

Health Psychologist Job DescriptionJune 2, 2014 – 10:52 am

Health Psychologist Job Description

Health psychologists concentrate on the diagnosis and treatment of an illness affecting the mental and bodily conditions of a patient. Interventions and repeated therapy are a common form of treatment. A career in health psychology requires a doctoral degree and compliance with state licensure requirements. Required Education Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology Other Requirements Licensure and/or certification requirements vary by…

Chicken RestaurantsSeptember 16, 2012 – 11:32 am

Chicken Restaurants

Chapel Hill, NC Mama Dip s The first time I went to Chapel Hill, it was for a wedding. But REALLY, it was to backseat-drive a carful of my extended family to Mama Dip’s, tucked off the college town’s main drag, for a two-hour lunch. Mildred Council, aka Mama Dip, so nicknamed because her “long arms allowed her to ‘dip’” to the bottom of the rain barrel as a kid, started serving her lightly peppered shortening-fried chicken back in 1976. The move is…

Where do Psychologists Work?July 24, 2015 – 04:56 pm

Where do Psychologists Work?

Psychologists have many skills and provide many different types of services. Clinical Psychologists provide counseling and psychotherapy. They work with people who have life adjustment problems, and also with those who have emotional disorders or mental illness. They provide treatment for people of all ages and to families and to groups. Psychologists provide treatment for depression, anxiety, phobias, panic disorders, eating disorders, stress related…

Health Psychology DefinitionNovember 28, 2013 – 04:09 pm

Health Psychology Definition

Health Psychology focuses on the more medical aspects of psychology and applies psychological principles to healing physical illness and medical problems. Health Psychology has grown so much in recent years that it is no longer a field made up of just Health Psychologists. Instead, clinicians, Social Psychologists, and others all conduct research on health topics. For example, a Social Psychologist may conduct studies to determine the different causes…