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Renaissance eServices launches Psychology World

Renaissance eServices has been developing eLearning courses for a number of clients and has also been reselling eLearning content via its portal – eLearnVille.com and eCollegeofIndia.com. To expand its outreach and to utilise the in-house eLearning capabilities optimally, it decided to venture into content creation of selective and niche subjects. The result was PsychologyWorld.org

Why Psychology?

One of the most common questions asked by students new to the study of psychology is “What is psychology?” Misconceptions created by media as well as the diverse careers paths of those holding psychology degrees have contributed this confusion. 

Psychology is both an applied and academic field that studies the human mind and behaviour. Research in psychology seeks to understand and explain how we think, act and feel. Applications for psychology include mental health treatment, performance enhancement, self-help, ergonomics and many other areas affecting health and daily life. The education programs available at Psychology World offer an insight into these various areas. 

When you think of psychology, do you envision a therapist with a notepad jotting down ideas as a client recounts childhood experiences? While therapy is certainly a big part of psychology, it is not the only thing that psychologists do. In fact, many psychologists don’t work in the field of mental health at all. Psychology encompasses other areas including teaching, research and consulting. Psychologists work in a wide variety of settings, including:

  • Colleges and universities
  • Private corporations
  • K-12 Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Government offices

Psychology is not just an academic subject that exists only in classrooms, research labs and mental health offices. The principles of psychology can be seen all around you in everyday situations. The television commercials and print ads you see every day rely on psychology to develop marketing messages that influence and persuade people to purchase the advertised products. The websites you visit on a regular basis utilise psychology to understand how people read, use and interpret online information.

 

Is Psychology only for Students?

No, in fact psychological principles and theories are used to overcome problems in real life situations. Mental health, organisational psychology, business management, education, health, product design, ergonomics, and law are just a few of the areas that have been influenced by the application of psychological principles and findings. Some of the areas of applied psychology include clinical psychology, counseling psychology, evolutionary psychology, industrial and organisational psychology, legal psychology, neuropsychology, occupational health psychology, human factors, forensic psychology, engineering psychology, school psychology, sports psychology traffic psychology, community psychology, medical psychology. In addition, a number of specialised areas in the general field of psychology have applied branches (e.g., applied social psychology, applied cognitive psychology). However, the lines between sub-branch specialisation’s and major applied psychology categories are often blurred. For example, a human factors psychologist might use a cognitive psychology theory. This could be described as human factor psychology or as applied cognitive psychology. 

Hence Psychology is integral to all fields of life including but not limited to Therapy, Counselling, Management, HR, Humanities, Sociology, Politics, etc.

What Next?

Thousands of Students have already benefitted from the courses available on Psychology World, we encourage you to visit the site www.psychologyworld.org and enrol today!