Hello! Welcome to the General Psychology research guide at the UT Tyler library.
This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies in all aspects of general psychology.
Please be aware that some links in this guide will link out to other UT Tyler guides, databases, and other Internet sources in new browser tabs.
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If you are interested in psychology and psychology-related fields, here is an alphabetical list of UT Tyler student organizations you may consider.
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What is psychology?
In general, psychology involves the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. Research is conducted on both humans and animals to help us better understand what kinds of behaviors people do, why people engage in behaviors, and what are the functions that allow behavior to occur. Toward these endeavors, much emphasis is placed on studying the brain in conjunction with cognition, emotion, perception, personality, sensation, and other concepts. Often, psychology analyzes the individual -- how an individual thinks, feels, and behaves.
There are many different types of psychology and many different theories that guide the varied forms of psychological research.
For example, clinical psychology is interested in using assessment, diagnosis, and psychotherapy to help people deal with a range of developmental, medical, and mental problems.
Industrial-Organizational psychology focuses on employment and the workplace, including topics such as human resources activities, training assessment, tactics for motivating employees, and performance management.
Social psychology looks at interactions between people and groups by blending individual and social elements to examine ideas of self-concept, group dynamics, and social interaction.
These are just a few examples; many other types of psychology exist.
You can read more about what a psychologist does, the salaries they make, and more here
If you are new to the study of psychology, visit the Books section of this guide for a list of good introductory texts we have available through the library.
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