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Psychologists teach, counsel, conduct research, or administer programs to understand people and help people understand themselves. Psychologists examine individual and group behavior through testing, experimenting, and studying personal histories.
Psychologists normally hold doctorates in psychology. Unlike psychiatrists, they are not medical doctors and most cannot prescribe medication (clinical psychologists in Louisiana and New Mexico may prescribe medication to patients). Approximately 115,000 psychologists are employed in the United States.
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