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Nature vs. Nurture Debate and Other Issues

Psychologists use critical thinking and scientific evidence to meet the goals of psychology. Knowing this, what other areas could psychologists work in besides therapy? What skills do psychologists possess to support those other areas?

Where do you stand on the nature vs. nurture debate? What do you think influences our daily behaviors and decisions more, nature or nurture? Why?

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1. Psychologists use critical thinking and scientific evidence to meet the goals of psychology. Knowing this, what other areas could psychologists work in besides therapy?

Education wise, students majoring in psychology receive a strong background in liberal arts education, preparing them for a number of careers besides therapy. In fact, specific occupations within the field of psychology are extremely varied.
For example, with the skills acquired, psychologists may consider careers in alternative fields such as law, recreation, business and clergy. They may work in such diverse areas as experimental, industrial and consulting. Other job possibilities for Psychology graduates exist in academic, industrial and government laboratories, in personnel and related work in business and industry, counseling, job analysis, corrections and social service agencies, as well as others ...

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This solution responds to the questions about the areas where a psychologist could work besides therapy and the skills a psychologist has to support these other areas. It also examines the nature vs. nurture debate, and which one influences our daily behaviors and decisions more, and why.

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