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An academic psychologist is a qualified psychologist who endorses the view that psychology is a scholarly and scientific enterprise, not an informal and intuitive practice. To qualify as an academic psychologist, a person should minimally possess, or be in the process of acquiring, a "doctoral degree in psychology from an organized, sequential program in a regionally accredited university or professional school"—these being the guidelines set by the American Psychological Association for occupationally defining someone as a "psychologist". Many counselors and psychotherapists, lacking the requisite qualifications and outlook, would not qualify as academic psychologists. Academic psychologists typically engage in empirical research, and publish in an array of journals, such as Psychological Science.