Welcome to the field of psychology – where the goals are to describe, explain, predict, and/or change behavior. Why do we think, learn or behave a particular way? Psychology, through practical and theoretical problem solving, is an excellent way to gain a greater understanding of people, to answer this question and many more. Most people are familiar with psychologists who devote their time and energy to helping people overcome adversity, increase their well-being, and realize their full potential. But, psychologists also delve deep into understanding the human mind and behavior by conducting research and contributing to the body of scientific knowledge through gathering, analyzing, and interpreting data. Skills learned in psychology are instrumental in helping professions such as social work, nursing, teaching, and counseling, but are also useful in a variety of other fields, including advertising, marketing, law, and politics.