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Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology involves the study of the relationship between the brain and behavior. Neuropsychologists obtain specialized training in diagnosis and assessment and work with a variety of disorders that involve brain impairment. Although neuropsychologists traditionally have treated ethnic minority groups as part of their practice, neuropsychology has only recently begun to address the impact of culture on neuropsychological performance.

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Neuropsychology originated as a subspecialty of clinical psychology, and thus the majority of neuropsychologists are clinical psychologists with specialized training in neuropsychology. A smaller portion of neuropsychologists are trained by neurologists. Training in neuropsychology involves extensive knowledge of clinical psychology including conceptualizing abnormal behavior, diagnosis, and psychological assessment. In addition, neuropsychologists are trained in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, and neuropathology. Thus neuropsychologists tend to begin their training in graduate school, ...

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