Saturday, August 22, 2009

Which Psychology Career Is Right for You?

Psychology Career Quiz

Picking a career is never easy, especially when there are so many options to choose from. Take this 10-question quiz to learn more about the psychology careers that are best matched to your interests and personality.
http://psychology.about.com/library/quiz/bl-psychologycareerquiz.htm

Post your results by telling us a little about that career and whether it would fit your personality or not.

74 comments:

  1. I took this quiz and I got a therapeutic career for my results. One of the jobs listed was a social worker .
    Social worker work in job areas such as child welfare protection, psychosocial rehabilitation, drug and alcohol cessation and government assistance.
    I think this would fit my personality is some way because it deals with kids but for the most part it would be to heart-breaking to do.

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  2. Well, when I took the test it said I might want to have a career in experimental psychology. Just the title of this branch intrigues me. I love the whole idea of going into people's minds to find out what makes them tick i.e. through "experiment". There were several types of careers listed but I think the one I am most interested in is cognitive psychology. When we looked over the power point in class this is one branch that I thought was very interesting. Languages and memory play an important role in this branch and it always amazes me how we can pick up on languages from such a young age, and the whole idea of memory and how the brain chooses to remember some things and not others.

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  3. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider a career in applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. Fortunately, there are a number of different applied psychology careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.

    Uh. I don't know about that. This doesn't really peak my interest. Sorrrrry! :(

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  4. my quiz sad that I would be good in applied psychology. I think that my favorite job that was posted would be a sports psychologist.

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  5. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider a career in applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. Fortunately, there are a number of different applied psychology careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.


    well if i was going into that career i guess i would look into that kind of psychologist

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  6. My result was a applied psychologist.They like to solve problems. Some of the career options were industrial organizational psych, forensic psychologist, or sports psychologist. I seriously could not see myself in any of the jobs they listed. I like little children and i do like helping people and solving problems but psychology is not really something I've ever really wanted to do. -JCobb 1st block

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  7. My result was applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. Fortunately, there are a number of different applied psychology careers to choose from.

    I think this seems like a good choice for me, since there are a few opitons to choose from. Like, Industrial Organizational Psychologist or Forensic, but that's sounds like it could be sad sometimes. Also, Sports psychologist, but that doesn't really fit me.

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  9. i took the quiz and got therapeutic career ... which could be a counselor, social worker, school psychologist, or a clinical psychologist.

    out of my options i would probably be something close to this, because i like to interact with people and help them solve problems.

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  10. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider some type of therapeutic career in psychology. Fortunately, there are a number of different therapy-related careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.

    Actually, this did fit my personality. I enjoy working with people and I enjoy the medical field. The career choice that sounded the most interesting to me was the social worker, I know it would be a hard job but I think I could do it well and enjoy it. (:

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  11. okay when i took the quiz i got therapeutic career which would be like a social worker,sports psycologist,or a clinical psycologist.
    and out of those options i would probaly be a sport pyscologist because i love sports with a passion and that would be great to connect something i love with my job!

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  12. I thought this quiz was kind of interesting. I got a career in experimental phsycology, that includes jobs such as being a developmental psycologist, cognitive psycologist, and a social psycologit. Out of those three, I think I prefer being a cognitive psycologit (they conduct applied research or basic research on the human thought process) or a developmental psycologist (they explore theoretical issues related to human development). I like them specially beause you have to research :)

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  13. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider some type of therapeutic career in psychology. Fortunately, there are a number of different therapy-related careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.

    Out of all the choices under this I would probably choose the clinical psychologist. They work in hospitals and private practices which is what I want to do anyways. But I would really like to be a sports psychologist if I were to be one.

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  14. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider a career in applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems.

    Out of the careers listed for applied psychology I would probably choose Forensic Psychologist. Forensic psychologists apply psychology to criminal investigation and law. It's usually involved in custody disputes, insurance claims, and lawsuits. Since I'm an extremely analytical person I think this career would suit me better than the others listed.

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  15. When i took the quiz it said i should consider a career in applied pschology.Some of the jobs were industrial, forensic, or sports psychologist. I would probably choose to be a Sports pschologist because i dont think i would like industrial even though they make the most, but maybe a forensic pschologist it sounds interesting.

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  16. I took the quiz and as a result I was suggested to pursue in the theurapeutic part of psychology. Some jobs listed were: clinical psychologist, school psychologist, conselour, and social worker. All get to interact with people, which I would enjoy. Contact and getting to know the people you are helping is important to me. Out of all the careers I'd probably pick school psychologist since not only do I enjoy working with children but it's one where I can relate to them in certain situations.

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  17. The results of the quiz for me were that I should go into industrial, forensic, or sport pyschology. I agree with this because I am interested in sports pyschology, so its kind of reassuring to know I'm heading in the right direction.

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  18. Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, private practice or academic settings. Clinicians are trained in a range of techniques and theoretical approaches. Some specialize in treating certain psychological disorders, while others work with clients suffering from a wide variety of problems. Clinicians must have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

    Forensic Psychologist
    Forensic psychology involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and the law. Forensic psychologists are often involved in custody disputes, insurance claims, and lawsuits. Some professionals work in family courts and offer psychotherapy services, perform child custody evaluations, investigate reports of child abuse, and conduct visitation risk assessments.


    Sports Psychologist
    Sports psychologists typically perform a range of tasks related to sports performance and education. Some opt to teach at the university level, while others work directly with athletes to increase motivation and enhance performance. Other options include client counseling, scientific research, and athletic consulting.



    these were my results... i would love to be in these career fields of psychology. i love to help others, solve problems, and do both together.. i would love this to be my job!

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  19. i am supposed to be right for the theraputical psychologist career. im not too sure if this is the right path for me because im not exactly sure what it means. but i do like kids and i do think mental disorders are interesting so im pretty sure this is ok with me.

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  20. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider a career in applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. Fortunately, there are a number of different applied psychology careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.


    i suppose this would fit me. it seems interesting enough. as long as it's always changing... that's what i need as a younger sister of sisters!

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  21. It said i should consider a career in applied pschyology. And a career in applied pschyology is Forensic Pschyologist, and i could see myself having a career in that.

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  22. My quiz result was applied psychology. Applied psychologists fix real-world problems by using their knowledge of psychology. I thought that the forensic psychologist career option sounded very interesting. I could see myself making that a career.

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  23. My test results said that i would be best as a industrial organizational psychologist. I agree with this because i like working with and for people in large numbers, when it starts to become personal, i tend to stray away from the situation. It said that i would need a masters in psychology which i could deal with.

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  24. The results of my test said i should go into applied psychology. There were 3 choices forensic, sports, and industrial oranizational psychologist. I think the forensic would suite me best because i think it would be interesting to see why people were not able to stand trail. So i kind of agree with the quiz.

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  25. Hey!!!,
    Well I took the test and the results said i should go into therapeutic career. It gave me clinical psychologist, school psychologist, counselor, or a social worker. All those things suite me really i love children and dealin with other peoples problems lol.
    Brina
    ~Foeva Tha Best~

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  26. When i got my results i wasn't too surprised that i got therapuetic career. I love to help people and i plan to go into nursing. It also gave me clinical psychologist and a couple other career choices. I enjoy working with kids and adults. I agree with the quiz because i will be going into a field where helping people is essential. Alicia Hunt

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  27. My results were that I should be an applied psychologist. This would allow me to solve theoretical problems that could have real world benefits. It suggested being an industrial psychologist or a sports psychologist.

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  28. it said i could work in the field of therapeutic psychology. I disagree with this because i dont enjoy working with little kids and that was two of my options as jobs. i also disagree with this field because i dont want to stay in school for 9 years to get my degree.

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  29. Hey,
    I took the quiz and I got Applied Psychology,
    in this branch of work I would be able to be a Forensic Psychologist, by applying my skills for investigations. Along with looking into reports of child abuse, and conduct visitation risk assesments.

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  30. I took the test and it said that i may want to look for a career in applied psychology. One of the jobs listed was a Sports Psychologist.
    A Sports Psychologist, perform tasks related to sports performance and education. It allows you to work at universities, or directly with atheletes to increase motivation and inhance performance. I think that it would be a job that would fit me. But im not completely sure if i want to go into the Psychology field.
    I think that this job may suit me because i love sports and i enjoy them. I myself am an athlete, and i think that it would be cool to have a job involved in something that i enjoy.

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  31. When I took this quiz I got apllied psychology. Although I like the thought of helping with real world problems this doesn't quite excite me enough to actually go through with this kind of field

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  32. My quiz results said that I might want to look for a career in applied psychology. One of the jobs was Industrial Organizational Psychologist which, to me, sounds pretty interesting. I love to solve real world problems and that's one thing that they do. I also am looking for a career in a business setting and this would provide that. I'm not very interested in the Forensic or Sports Psychologist though.

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  33. Well, the suvey told me that applied psychology would best suit me. I think it was pretty accurate. If I chose that career path I would probably go with being a forensic psycologist.
    Law and Order baby.

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  34. My Survey told me applied psychology would be best for me. I really don't know what kind of psychcologist I would be if I had to choose but this one would be cool to be forensic psycologist or somthing along those lines

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  35. i got Clinical Psychologist.

    Clinical psychologists often work in hospitals, private practice or academic settings. Clinicians are trained in a range of techniques and theoretical approaches. Some specialize in treating certain psychological disorders, while others work with clients suffering from a wide variety of problems. Clinicians must have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

    -Vickie Parnell

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  36. I got Clinical Psychologist! :]

    The details of a Clinical Psychologist is that they often work in hospitals, private practice or academic settings. Clinicians are trained in a range of techniques and theoretical approaches. Some specialize in treating certain psychological disorders, while other work with clients surrering from a wide variety of problems. Clinicains must have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology.

    I think that totally describes what i want to do with my life! I would love to be a Clinical Psycholgist!!!! :]

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  37. My quiz results said that I should be in applied psycology. The careers in that category are:

    Industrial Organizational Psychologist
    Forensic Psychologist
    and...
    Sports Psychologist.

    I could handle being an I-O psycologist because they hire qualified employees, conduct tests, design products, create training courses, and perform research on different aspects of the workplace.

    I think I would make a good as a sports psycologist. They do a lot with...you guessed it...SPORTS. They give athletes motivation and enhance performance. Others do a variety of things that include sports education.

    I also believe that I would make a good Forensic Psycologist. They are involved in custody disputes, insurance claims, and lawsuits. Some offer psychotherapy services, perform child custody evaluations, investigate reports of child abuse, and conduct visitation risk assessments. I love children and to do something that would make their lives a little better would be AMAZING. I can't think of anything better than a smiling child. :)

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  38. After taking the quiz i got applied psychology i could be something that I would like

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  39. Based on my quiz results I will more likely become an Industrial Organizational or a Sports Psychologist. I think both of these could fit me. But a Sports Psychologist would fit me more because I actually like sports better than sitting and conducting tests all day.

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  40. The test stated that I should be an Experimental Psychologist, more specifically it said I should either be a Social,Developmental,or Cognitive Psychologist. While the first to are not very appealing to me the later is very appealing. I Believe I would enjoy working in a university as a psychologist. I however would not enjoy the amount of schooling it would require to earn a doctorate in psychology. I enjoy school but I feel that it would be impractical to amass a huge amount of debt to receive a high paying job, that would STILL take a year or two to pay off my debt.

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  41. Laurin Harrison.
    The test said that I should be an Industrial Pyschologist, a forensic psychologish, or a sports psychologist. I think it is somewhat fitting because I would like to become a forensic psychologist. I think it would be a very good job for me

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  42. I took the quiz, and it stated this:

    Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider some type of therapeutic career in psychology. Fortunately, there are a number of different therapy-related careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.



    Yeah, under that it gave me a list of different, more specific careers. I only remember the Clinical one, because that's the only one I think I would actually look in to.

    Wait, no, I remember one was a social worker. I highly doubt I would do that.

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  43. When i took the quiz my results was applied psychology. They use their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. That sounds like something i would like because i like to solve problems. Also it suggested sports psychologist which also sounds interesting because i like to motivate people.

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  44. Shelby Davis,

    My result for the test was Industrial psychologist. Its okay but its not really what I was wanting. I think I should have answered the math question differently. Anyway, industrial psychologist can deal with 7 different areas, one dealing with worker productivity. I think I would like being clinical psychologist!

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  45. apparently I would be best as a "clinical psychologist" such as a social worker or a school couselor, etc.



    I think It would suit me, I like kids, for the most part. Not too bad overall.
    - CHRISTINEMANAPAT!

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  46. When I took the psychology quiz my results camr back as more likely to be in the applied psychology field. These psychologist solve real-world problems. Such as a sports psychologist, I would like to have that job because I could help kids better themselves physically.

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  47. Industrial Organizational Psychologist
    Industrial-organizational psychologists often work in government offices, business settings or private offices. I-O psychologists generally hold at least a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology. These professionals perform a variety of functions, including hiring qualified employees, conducting tests, designing products, creating training courses, and performing research on different aspects of the workplace.


    Image courtesy Julie Elliott Forensic Psychologist
    Forensic psychology involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and the law. Forensic psychologists are often involved in custody disputes, insurance claims, and lawsuits. Some professionals work in family courts and offer psychotherapy services, perform child custody evaluations, investigate reports of child abuse, and conduct visitation risk assessments.

    ok. i like my second choice better than my first one. i would not like working in an office or behind a desk. i would like helping abused kids. idk about custody disputes or insurance claims or any other lawsuits.

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  48. Yeah so, i definitely disagree with my results from the quiz. I specifically said i would not enjoy working in a hospital. Also, there is such a variety of disabilities and disorders clinical psychologist study and work with. That honestly may be too much responsibility for me. My second choice was a school psychologist, which is more of what i would enjoy. I would much more perfer working with just children.

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  49. I agree with my results. I'd like helping people and trying to solve problems. I would also like being involved with crime scence kind of stuff. I like how it said I would be involved with sports. This would defenlty fit me. I'd rather work in the field than in an office all day though. For sure!

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  50. My results said I should do something in the applied psychology field. I agree with this because I like doing work that is worth while and will really be helping somebody live a better life. :)

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  51. Based on your quiz results, you might want to consider a career in applied psychology. Applied psychologists utilize their knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems. Fortunately, there are a number of different applied psychology careers to choose from. The following are just a few of the top choices you should consider.

    this means i could be a Forensic or Sports psychologist which really intrests me! I really like the Forensic field!

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  52. the results of my quiz siad that i would most likely be a clinical psychologist. i agree with the results because i like working with people directly. it also said that i would be great at working with children which i absolutely love to do.

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  53. Apparently I'm supposed to be an Industrial Psychologist. Which won't happen. I refuse to work in an officey type environment or with officey type people. K thx bai =)

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  54. my results from the quiz were developmental, cognitive, and social psychologist

    i agree with the social psychologist because i like sports and to be able to counsel athletes and help them with there issues, that would be exciting for me.

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  55. My results said I would most likely be an "Industrial-organizational psychologist" which usually involves working in 'government offices, business settings or private offices.' I agree with the results because when i have to get a job it's basically going to pay very well and I won't have to do a lot. Yes, I'm lazy and have expensive taste. I would probably ENJOY experimental psychology the most but as a career I would most likely choose I-O psychology :)

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  56. lol i got the same as last time, but i never saw the other two so, this is what i got

    Industrial Organizational Psychologist

    Forensic Psychologist

    Sports Psychologist

    i agree with all three its cool, i want to be a teacher and i would have to deal with people in the industrial, and my parents say i should be a lawyer because i dont say no easy lol, and i love sports so i like my results.

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  57. when i took this quiz thing, it told me that i would most likely looking to therapeutic. some of my choices would be a clinical, school , counselor, social worker. i agree with this because all of these are ideal with what i like to work with. the social worker would be my choice though.

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  58. The results of my quiz stated I should consider a career in applied psychology, which includes fields in industrial organization psychology, forensic psychology, and sports psychology.

    I would personally be most interested in forensic psychology which involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and the law. Forensic psychology could fit my personality because I'm a curious person and I like solving real-world situations. A decent salary is also essential (:

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  59. The results of my quiz said I should be a Counselor. I wouldn't mind being a school counselor and working with kids. I would not like to work as a marriage and family counselor because they are much bigger problems.

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  60. My quiz results said that a career in applied psychology would be best for me. I suppose I agree with this, if I were looking for a career in psychology this would probably be the path that I would most enjoy. But, although I enjoy psychology, I would not pursue a career in it

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  61. It said I should be a Theraputic Psychologist.

    and under the list of professions and such, there was social worker, and I would definitely pick that one.

    I love working with kids, and if I can help them and get them out of terrible home lives, I can go to sleep at night.

    the only bad thing would be that its ALOT of work, and not alot of benefit. its a really hard job and seeing kids come from such sucky backgrounds would really depress me. which takes alot out of the upside.

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  62. it said that i should be a theraputic psychologist
    i would probly pick social worker and or school psychologist because i love working with little kids and i like lessing to there problems. i think it would be verry help full because i know what it feels like to not have someoneto lisson to me and i dont like to see little kids SAD!!!!

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  63. it said that i should be an sports Psychologists.
    thats cool wit me

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  64. so i got organization psychology, forensic psychology, and sports psychology.i would most likely go for the whole forensic psychology because i think that the whole law and order svu stuff is pretty amazing. it's nice to help people every once in a while.

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  65. I got therapeutic career but the only job that interested me was social worker so yeahhh, i don't think a therapeutic career would would be for me.

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  66. I got Industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist. Basicaly i think you just figure out wat would make a work place function to its highest potential and choose the ppl who work and all that. I think i would like this bc it sounds easy and pays pretty good.

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  67. I took the quiz and it said I should consider a career in applied psychology. Basically they're very theoretical. They like asking the "what if" questions that I'm rather famous for. A few jobs that go along with this are: Forensic Psychologist, Industrial Organizational Psychologist, and Sport Psychologist. If I HAD to choose one of those, I'd pick the forensic psychologist, but to be honest, I can't see myself in that kind of job. I ask a lot of "what if" questions, yes, but I prefer not being freaked out by gory dirty nasty things. I kinda like my sanity..what little bit I DO have.

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  68. i got Industrial-organizational psychologist which work in government offices, business settings or private offices. im not positive this would really be the one for me. Though, out of the 3 options i think it would be the best fit. this or the forensic psychology, which does interest me a little more since it has to do with law. i find that the most intersting of all. for my ideal job in psychology [which is what im going for] id like to design experiments like the ones we use to get our statistics and work with people who volenteer to pertistipate. im not against working with pacients one on one i enjoy the psychology and figuring out the problem and how maybe to help them. but i have a few experiments already in mind i would like to know the persentage of the results. =]

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  69. when i finished answering the questions i was told i would be good in applied psychology. This utilizes knowledge of psychological theories and principles to solve real-world problems.

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  70. Industrial Organizational Psychologist
    Industrial-organizational psychologists often work in government offices, business settings or private offices. I-O psychologists generally hold at least a master's degree in industrial-organizational psychology. These professionals perform a variety of functions, including hiring qualified employees, conducting tests, designing products, creating training courses, and performing research on different aspects of the workplace.
    Image courtesy Julie Elliott
    Forensic Psychologist
    Forensic psychology involves applying psychology to the field of criminal investigation and the law. Forensic psychologists are often involved in custody disputes, insurance claims, and lawsuits. Some professionals work in family courts and offer psychotherapy services, perform child custody evaluations, investigate reports of child abuse, and conduct visitation risk assessments.
    Image courtesy Mary K. Baird
    Sports Psychologist
    Sports psychologists typically perform a range of tasks related to sports performance and education. Some opt to teach at the university level, while others work directly with athletes to increase motivation and enhance performance. Other options include client counseling, scientific research, and athletic consulting.

    I would want to do the forensic psychologist if i had to choose between those three

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  71. my results were industrial, forensic, and sports. all of these i would consider and would enjoy doing but if i had to pick one it would probably be atheletis

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  72. I might want to consider the therapeutic career. where i would work in hospitals, private practice or academic settings. Clinicians must have a doctorate degree in clinical psychology. that is exactly something that i would want to do,is go into the medical feild.

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