Ph.D. in Psychology is a 3 to 7-year full-time doctorate degree in Psychology. Candidates need to have a postgraduate degree in Psychology from a recognized educational board as a minimum eligibility criterion to apply for the course. Admission to Ph.D. in Psychology is entrance exam based. Some such exams held in the country are RAT (Research Aptitude Test) and JRF (Junior Research Fellowship).
The academic field of Psychology encompasses:
In the discipline’s subfields, Psychologists work primarily as researchers, practitioners, and in some cases, scientists and practitioners. Psychology is a tremendously varied field, in that Psychologists conduct both basic and applied research, serve as consultants to communities and organizations, and teach other prospective psychologists. Many of them Psychologists traditionally study both normal and abnormal functioning of the human mind, and treat individuals with mental and emotional problems. They also study and treat behaviors that affect mental and emotional health and mental functioning of healthy human beings. May even work as professional health care providers.
They work with patients to help them change behaviors that are negative for physical health and wellbeing. They also work with performers, business executives, and athletes to reduce stress and improve performance. Psychology professionals may work independently, or team up with other professionals such as scientists, lawyers, physicians, school personnel, engineers, policymakers, managers, and computer experts, to contribute to every area of society.
Psychologists are needed in hospitals, laboratories, courtrooms, community health centres, schools and universities, prisons, and corporate offices.