What is psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the multi-dimensional facets of the mind and human behaviour.

It seeks to understand the developmental, psychosocial and environmental factors that influence experiences and shape individuals and groups

Psychology explores many fascinating concepts including perception, cognition, emotion, motivation, brain functioning, personality, behavior and interpersonal relationships to name just a few.

The study of psychology ultimately aims to benefit individuals and society in the enhancement of mental health as well as in understanding and solving problems in many other contexts and spheres of human activity.

Practitoners may be psychologists in a range of different disciplines but there are also a great many other vocations and professions that employ an understanding of psychology.