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Psychology

Psychology is the science of behavior and mental processes. Its immediate goal is to understand individuals and groups by both establishing general principles and researching specific cases. For many, the ultimate goal of psychology is to benefit society. In this field, a professional practitioner or researcher is called a psychologist, and can be classified as a social scientist, behavioral scientist, or cognitive scientist. Psychologists attempt to understand the role of mental functions in individual and social behavior, while also exploring the physiological and neurobiological processes that underlie certain functions and behaviors. Psychologists explore such concepts as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, phenomenology, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior, and interpersonal relationships. Some, especially depth psychologists, also consider the unconscious mind.a Psychologists employ empirical methods to infer causal and correlational relationships between psychosocial variables. In addition, or in opposition, to employing empirical and deductive methods, some—especially clinical and counseling psychologists—at times rely upon symbolic interpretation and other inductive techniques. Psychology incorporates research from the social sciences, natural sciences, and humanities, such as philosophy.

While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also applied to understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity. Although the majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role (clinical, counseling, and school positions), many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behavior (typically in university psychology departments) or teach such knowledge in academic settings; and some are employed in industrial and organizational settings, and in other areas such as human development and aging, sports, health, the media, law, and forensics.

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University of Central Florida
Four or more years; Public; $18,591 average out-state tuition; $3,848 average in-state tuition
Liberty University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $17,806 average out-state tuition; $17,806 average in-state tuition
Walden University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $10,400 average out-state tuition; $10,400 average in-state tuition
Arizona State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,807 average out-state tuition; $9,208 average in-state tuition
University of California-Davis
Four or more years; Public; $34,098 average out-state tuition; $11,220 average in-state tuition
California State University-Northridge
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Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Four or more years; Public; $22,766 average out-state tuition; $10,104 average in-state tuition

Scholarships for Psychology Majors

name award deadline

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

$24,000 January 08, 2019 See Details

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Diversity Fellowship

National Research Council

award

$24,000

deadline

January 08, 2019
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Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

$20,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Dr. Gary M. Moore Great Plan Scholarship

Oklahoma City Community Foundation

award

$20,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Hugo du Coudray Blue Denim Scholarship

Portland State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

$2,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Hugo du Coudray Blue Denim Scholarship

Portland State University - College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

award

$2,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Rob McCarvel Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

$1,000 February 01, 2019 See Details

Rob McCarvel Memorial Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

award

$1,000

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Connecther

Up to $5,000 January 20, 2019 See Details

Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship

Connecther

award

Up to $5,000

deadline

January 20, 2019
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Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

$1,000 February 15, 2019 See Details

Samuel Cochran Endowed Generativity Scholarship

University of Texas, San Antonio

award

$1,000

deadline

February 15, 2019
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Eugene F. Wiesner Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

$700 February 01, 2019 See Details

Eugene F. Wiesner Endowed Scholarship

Montana State University-Billings

award

$700

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Jose and B.J. Cuesta Memorial Psychology Scholarship

South Plains College

Up to $500 March 01, 2019 See Details

Jose and B.J. Cuesta Memorial Psychology Scholarship

South Plains College

award

Up to $500

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Matthew E. Russ and Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - College of Arts & Science

Varies December 01, 2018 See Details

Matthew E. Russ and Ann Fitzmaurice-Russ Scholarship

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - College of Arts & Science

award

Varies

deadline

December 01, 2018
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Graduate Psychology Award

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - College of Arts & Science

Varies December 01, 2018 See Details

Graduate Psychology Award

University of North Carolina at Greensboro - College of Arts & Science

award

Varies

deadline

December 01, 2018
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