The UCC School of Applied Psychology are proud to run two Undergraduate courses:
What is Psychology?
Broadly speaking, psychology is the study of how people feel, how people behave, and how people think. The kind of psychology that is taught in most universities is what we may call "scientific psychology" and the characteristic feature of this approach to psychology is the use of rigorous scientific methods to develop our understanding of these processes of feeling, behaving, and thinking.
If you go to any large bookshop you will find a section called "psychology" or perhaps "popular psychology". By and large, "popular psychology" is more personal and subjective as an approach, and because it usually lacks the scientific rigour that we take for granted at university, the conclusions of popular psychology are much more limited and circumscribed.