*Psychology Subject Guide

What is Psychology?

"Psychology is commonly defined as the scientific study of behaviour and cognitive processes (or mind or experience)" (Gross, 2020, p. 38).
Gross, R. (2020). Psychology: The science of mind and behaviour. (8th ed., p. 38). Hodder Education Group.


What do Psychologists Do?

Psychologists may work in academia, clinical and counseling psychology, and specialized settings like in media or forensics. "The opportunities are diverse, challenging, and fun... They are also flexible: People can switch, often fairly easily and with a minimum amount of adjustment, from one career within psychology to another" (Sternberg, 2017, p. 3).

Sternberg, R.J. (2017). Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You. (3rd ed., p. 3). American Psychological Association.

How to Become a Psychologist


For more information about study and programs in psychology at Georgia State University, see:

Upcoming Event! January 18

Library Learning Series: Ready for Research

Start the semester off on a good foot! Join Librarian Charlene for a discussion on research motivation and preparation. Participants will:

  • Review basic epistemological assumptions
  • Reframe the concept of research to embody its vast spectrum
  • Consider factors that impact research motivation and direction
  • Explore strategies for enhanced time and project management
  • Sign up for and learn to use the basic features of Zotero

Ideal for first-year students, transfer students, and novice scholars.
This session will be offered for free via WebEx.

Thursday, January 18, 2024
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
All Campuses
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
  Online workshops     Student Success  

Registration is required. There are 299 seats available.



Librarian Charlene