Branch of applied psychology that deals largely with educational assessment, psychological testing, and student consultation in elementary and secondary schools. School psychologists train in educational and developmental psychology as well as in general psychology, counseling, and other fields. The school psychologist usually must be certified to practice in a particular school district.
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