Psychology is the study of the organization of behaviour. All behaviour is organized with respect to both external events, ranging from sensory stimulation to social communication, and internal conditions, such as mental and neural processes. As a science, Psychology studies human and animal behaviour under natural and controlled conditions using both observational and experimental approaches. As a profession, psychology promotes human welfare through personal counselling and the clinical treatment of behaviour problems.
Training in Psychology involves a broad exposure to psychological theories and knowledge. Having gained a solid background in general Psychology, students may specialize in a particular area such as behavioural neuroscience, clinical, cognitive or developmental psychology.