What is basic research?
Pure science that aims to increase the scientific knowledge base.
What is applied research?
Scientific study that aims to solve practical problems.
What is counseling psychology?
A branch of psychology that assists people with problems in living and in achieving greater well-being.
What is clinical psychology?
A branch of psychology that studies, assesses, and treats people with psychological disorders.
What is psychiatry?
A branch of medicine dealing with psychological disorders; practiced by physicians who sometime provide medical (e.g. drug) treatments as well as psychological therapy.
Why is psychology so fundamental?
Because it is a meeting ground for different disciplines ranging from math to biology to sociology to philosophy.