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Clinical psychology: the study and treatment of mental disorders. Cognitive psychology: specializes in the study of mental processes y examine such topics as consciousness, attention, memory, decision making, and problem solving. Biopsychology: focuses on the biological underpinnings of behaviour y examine how brain processes, genes, and hormones influence our actions, thoughts and feelings. Developmental psychology: examines human physical, psychological, and social development across the lifespan. Experimental psychology: focuses on such basic processes as learning sensory systems (vision, hearing, etc), perception, and motivational states (sexual motivation, hunger, thirst, etc) Industrial-organization (i/o) psychology: focuses on the study of human personality. y seek to identify core personality traits and how different traits relate to one another and influence behaviour. Note that topics studied in different subfields often overlap* Science: a process that invove systematically gathering and evaluating empirical evidence to answer questions and test beliefs about the natural world.

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