|Personality psychology is a sub-sector of psychology that focuses on the study and analysis of the characteristics and individual differences of human personality and behavior. This branch of psychology attempts to construct a picture of an individuals major psychological processes, identify and investigate individual differences between personalities, and investigate how individual personality characterists are similar to group personality characteristics.|
Personality psychologists work in many area but their primary role is performing research and analysis. Many personality psychologists teach or perform research at colleges and universities, while others may provide training for government officials or work in the role of organizational-industrial psychologist for major corporations. Some personality psychologists can be found working in traditional clinical settings at hospitals and health care facilities.
If you want to become a personality psychologist the first step is to earn your bachelor's degree from an accredited psychology program. As an undergraduate student you'll want to study hard in preparation for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), a mandatory test for admission into a graduate psychology program. Once you've completed your bachelor's degree you'll need to earn a graduate degree (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) in psychology in order to work as a licensed personality psychologist in the state where you reside.
Below you'll find schools that offer specific programs in personality psychology. However, to become a personality psychologist you can earn both your undergrauate and graduate degree from an one of several schools listed throughout this site that provide accredited psychology programs.
|American University |
|Brigham Young University |
|Muskegon Community College |
|Southern Adventist University |
|Suffolk University |