- depression (major and minor types)
- social anxiety
Sometimes, studying child psychology (a subtype of the psychology field) can be useful for teachers of younger students. Today, many younger students suffer from problems that affect their ability to sit still and pay attention in class; disorders such as ADD (attention deficit disorder) and autism are on the rise. The more a teacher knows about these psychological syndromes, the more he or she will be able to do to help the student learn properly. In some cases, a teacher may recommend that a child be testing or seen by a psychologist - they may speak to parents during intake conferences, and share any thoughts regarding a child's mental health or learning capacity (as it relates to psychology).
Sometimes, violence in the classroom, schoolyard, or cafeteria may also occur in schools. Since there is a correlation between certain psychological disorders (including sociopathy) and violent actions, teacher may need to recognize warning signs - in order to protect other students and staff from high-risk student who may have psychological problems, teachers use psychology to analyze situations according to certain criteria. Of course, unless a teacher is also a trained psychologist, their diagnosis of a troubled student will only be a hunch, or educated guess.