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What is Applied Psychology?

Applied psychology is the branch of psychology. It aims at practical application of the derived or originated principles or research findings to solve people’s problems. However applied psychology has been criticized as it is tested only by few questions and that too only from DSM-IV and APA publications. The application does not go beyond this.

Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM IV)

  • Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) was published by the American Psychiatric Association. This is the book which contains every side of psychology. It is considered diagnostic bible. Information, criteria of 16 categories of mental disorders have been stated in this book. There exists an official numerical code which is assigned to each disorder.
  • First published in 1952, the manual is intended for clinical, research, and educational use. The fourth edition was printed and got published in the year 1994. Then this edition went through to get some minor revisions and then this revised and latest… (35 more words) …

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