What is psychology?

Livres de psychologie

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviours and mental phenomena. The psychologist’s role is to expand this field of knowledge.

Psychology has been a recognized profession in Quebec since 1962, based on the use of psychological techniques to solve the practical problems that arise in different fields of human activity.

The acts legally reserved to psychologists are:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Assessment of mental disorders
  • Assessment of neuropsychological disorders

Are you hesitating between psychology, psychoeducation, criminology and social work? See this comparative table (in French).