The Difference Between Nerd and Geek

Believe it or not, there is a difference between a nerd and a geek. Though the terms are very often used as interchangeable, they really are two different words that denote two different types of people. While you may call a friend, in jest, a nerd or a geek because they are being a tad strange, the words nerd and …

The Difference Between ACT and SAT

The modernized SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) is designed to mimic the ACT (American College Testing) test, so both are very similar though there are a few differences. Colleges use the test scores from the SAT or the ACT as part of their Admission Requirements for new students, so you have to have a certain score or above to gain Admission …

The Difference Between Jail and Prison

While you may hear someone say ‘I’m going to jail’ or ‘I’m going to prison’, while they might think that they mean the same place they don’t. One would likely mean a short stay or a transitional stay while the other would likely lead to a more permanent residency. There are many differences between prisons and jails, however. Both incarcerate …

The Difference Between Psychiatrist and Psychologist

The easiest answer to this question is that psychiatrists practice psychiatry (a medical field that treats mental illnesses and emotional issues) while psychologists practice psychology (the study of the brain and human behaviors). There are, in fact, quite a few differences between a psychiatrist and a psychologist. The biggest difference is that a psychiatrist is an actual doctor, whereas a …