What do psychologists do

The activities of psychologists are very diverse. The types of psychologists can be grouped in various ways. The attached image is one of the grouping in terms of academic, medical and applied psychology.

According to the British Psychological Society (BPS), psychologists normally specialise in a particular area such as education, health or sport, and Psychology is a huge scientific discipline and the Society confers Chartered status in the following areas:

Clinical psychologists

Counselling psychologists

Educational psychologists

Forensic psychologists

Health psychologists


Occupational psychologists

Sport and Exercise psychologists

Teachers and researchers in psychology

The details of their work can be found in http://careers.bps.org.uk/area/newcareer/i-want-be-psychologist-what-type