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Sub disciplines and Subtopics Within Psychology

What are two examples of sub-disciplines & two examples of subtopics within psychology?

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One popular example is a result of American operations in Iraq, Afhanistatan, post 9/11 issues, and Operational Psychology. One article clearly summarizes it well:

Staal, M. A., & Stephenson, J. A. (2006). Operational Psychology: An Emerging Subdiscipline. Military Psychology, 18(4), 269-282.

Staal suggests how "In recent years a new subdiscipline has emerged in psychology: operational psychology. This subdiscipline has revealed itself predominantly within military psychology, although other government agencies employ psychologists and behavioral science experts who perform duties similar to those performed by operational psychologists. Although psychology has been applied to nontraditional (nonmedical) areas for many decades, the nature of these applications and the frequency with which they are occurring has increased significantly since 9/11 and the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). One result of this change ...

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Research is presented briefly to demonstrate subtopics of Psychology.