Research…

Psychological research helps us to answer such questions as how to best diagnose and treat children with learning disabilities, what are the best treatments for depression or anxiety, and how to manage and prevent risk for chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease (e.g., quitting smoking, improving diet and exercise, reducing stress).

Practice…

Psychologists who work as practitioners assess and treat people who are experiencing a range of problems and disorders. Practice activities might include testing to diagnose a learning disability or to understand the effects of dementia on memory. They might include psychotherapies for treating and managing a wide range of problems and disorders such as depression, anxiety, chronic health conditions like chronic pain or multiple sclerosis, eating disorders, or substance abuse.

Education…

Research and practice activities depend upon the successful education and training of students and on the continuing education of professionals.

Public Policy…

Psychological knowledge and skill can make important contributions to the development of public policy in many ways. Psychologists' understanding of individual, group and organizational behaviour, the impact of psychological factors on health, learning, work and family functioning, and the assessment and treatment needs of persons with psychological problems and conditions help to inform public policy across many sectors of society (e.g., industry, education, health, criminal justice).