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Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and experience. Through systematic observation and research, psychologists attempt to explain how and why human beings act and react to the world around them. World of Sociology, a Gale product.

Occupational Information

Career information at 
O*NET Database of occupational information for Psychology majors.


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Occupational Outlook Handbook - Psychology Careers, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, contains information:

  • pay expectations
  • pay per state
  • job outlook
  • duties
  • work environment
  • similar occupations, etc.

Books on Careers in Psychology

Professional Organizations

Professional organizations serve many meaningful purposes:

  • Providing professional development
  • Providing a professional network
  • Listing job opportunities
  • Providing professional support and advocacy
  • Informing on current trends and issues in the field


  American Psychological Association 
The APA is a the largest scientific/professional organization of psychologists in America. APA seeks to expand psychology’s role in advancing health & increasing recognition of psychology as a science.

Association for Psychological Science

The Association for Psychological Science is an international non-profit organization dedicated to research-based psychology, its application and teaching and to the improvement of human welfare.


Cognitive Science Society

The Cognitive Science Society is a professional, non-profit organization which exists to promote Cognitive Science as a discipline. The Society seeks to develop the exchange of research among these disciplines: Artificial Intelligence, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Neuroscience, Philosophy, and Education, in an effort to grasp the nature of the human mind. The Society publishes two journals, Cognitive Science and Topics.

Internet Resources in Psychology and Related Disciplines

This is a very helpful page with links arranged by topic. Maintained by the staff of the Psychology Library at Princeton University.



National Association of School Psychologists

NASP works to advance effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior, and mental health.

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is the leading federal agency dedicated to research on mental disorders. Read NIMH online journal,
 Science News, dedicated to mental health research news.

Social Psychology Network

Social Psychology Network is dedicated to promoting peace, social justice & sustainable living through public education, research, & the advancement of psychology.

Organizations for Professionals and Students

List of Psychology and related organizations.