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Critically exploring psychology
Critically exploring psychology

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1 Different schools of thought in psychology

Psychology as we know it today is a far-ranging and diverse field with many sub-disciplines and specialist areas. It is represented in the British Psychological Society by 11 specialist divisions and 19 specialist sections, and in the American Psychological Association by 54 specialist divisions.

The following sections will give you a brief overview of five specific areas of psychology: cognitive, social, developmental, biological and individual differences.