Psychology is the study of the mind, human experience and behavior. Psychologists spend an average of 7.2 years, in addition to their undergraduate college degree, in education and training. Psychologists are trained to help people cope more effectively with life problems, using techniques based on best available research and their clinical skills and experience, and taking into account the person's unique values, goals and circumstances.OPA would like to thank the American Psychological Association for their contributions and information on this page. To learn more about what a psychologist does and how to work with them, click here.
Media Contact List
If you are wanting to contact a psychologist for their perspective on a news story, please access our media contact list by clicking here. We have several members covering a wide variety of topics that are willing to discuss these topics with the media.