Psychology is the study of the mind and its associated behavior. As such, its techniques may be employed in both the applied and academic setting, thereby encompassing a tremendous range of separate disciplines. These disciplines include biological psychology, abnormal psychology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology and many more. A person who practices psychology is known as a psychologist and may, as stated before, work in a clinical or academic setting.

Sometimes psychology overlaps with academia. The psychologist will aim to determine the social or biological factors that led to a particular state of mind or event. This can become quite challenging, particularly when one considers the wealth of factors that make up the human experience. Psychologists are highly trained professionals that remain at the front line when it comes to understanding mental states. Through assessment and experimentation, psychologists are most likely to comprehend and resolve such situations.

Psychology also extends to crime, which is known as forensic psychology. In this discipline, the psychologist will use his/her research powers to uncover the likely sequence of events. This assists law enforcement agencies, not least because they have a clinical professional at their disposal that is capable of reasoning through the likely causes and consequences of mental behavior. Criminals, similarly, tend to adopt certain mental roles