Psychology is the scientific study of how people behave, think and feel.
Psychologists study everything about the human experience from the basic workings of the human brain to consciousness, memory, reasoning and language to personality and mental health.
Psychologists study individuals and groups to better understand how people, communities and societies function, and devise ways to empower them and help them thrive. They do this through an understanding of mental and biological functions that drive behaviour.
In Australia, psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
They must have a minimum of six years of university training, engage in ongoing education, and adhere to strict ethical standards.