There are a large number of applied fields of psychology. E.g.,

  • Industrial / Organisational Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Neuropsychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Sports Psychology

I think questions related to these areas should be permitted on the basis that they are sub-disciplines of psychology, and the site is meant to encompass cognitive sciences (e.g.., cognitive science, psychology, and psychiatry).

  • How do others feel about questions related to areas of applied psychology?
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    These seem on-topic to me, especially considering we subsumed the Psychology proposal; implicitly all Psychology is in our scope.
    – Ben Brocka
    Commented Jan 20, 2012 at 2:38

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The "Psychology" and "Psychology and Psychiatry" proposals were merged with this one, so the content they would have covered should be allowed.

I think it's also important to encourage practitioners to engage with the research community (and vice-versa), so the "science" in Cognitive Science shouldn't exclude questions related to practical applications of the relevant content.

Finally, we want to attract experts so questions regarding their field of expertise must be allowed, obviously, but more to the point the content should be accessible to practitioners otherwise relevant experts may be scared off.

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