Fields of Specialization in Psychology

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  1. Deals with Psychopathy among others. Covers a broad range of disorders.
    Abnormal Psychology
  2. Analyzes how the brain and neurotransmitters influence our behaviors, thoughts, and feelings.
    Biopsychology
  3. Concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness, abnormal behavior and
    psychiatric problems
    Clinical Psychology
  4. Studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember and learn.
    Cognitive Psychology
  5. Concerned with the study of animal behavior.
    Comparative Psychology
  6. Deals with the activities directly involved in selecting, obtaining, and using
    products, services, and ideas to satisfy needs and desires, including decision
    processes that precede and follow this actions.
    Consumer Psychology
  7. Focuses on providing therapeutic treatments to clients who experience a wide variety of
    symptoms.
    Counseling Psychology
  8. This is the study of culture’s role in understanding behavior, thoughts and
    emotions.
    Cross-Cultural Psychology
  9. Looks at development throughout the lifespan, from childhood to adulthood.
    Developmental Psychology
  10. Involves the study of how people learn, including topics such as student outcomes, the
    instructional process, individual differences in learning, gifted learners and
    learning disabilities.
    Educational Psychology
  11. Utilizes scientific methods to research the mind and behavior
    Experimental Psychology
  12. The four goals of Psychology.
    • 1. Describe
    • 2. Explain
    • 3. Predict
    • 4. Change
  13. Defined as the intersection of psychology and the law.
    Forensic Psychology
  14. Emphasizes the importance of promoting gender-related  researches.
    Gender Psychology
  15. Focused on promoting health as well as the prevention and treatment of disease and
    illness. Also focuses on understanding how people react, cope and recover from illness.
    Health Psychology
  16. Works within the educational system to help children with emotional, social and
    academic issues.
    School Psychology
  17. Focuses on a range of different topics, including ergonomics, workplace safety, human
    error, product design, human capability and human-computer interaction.
    Human Factors Psychology
  18. Fooksat a wide range of social topics, including group behavior, social perception,
    leadership, nonverbal behavior, conformity, aggression and prejudice.
    Social Psychology
  19. A field of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to
    organizations.
    Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  20. Is the study of how psychology influences sports, athletic performance, exercise and
    physical activity.
    Sports Psychology
  21. The study of the psychological aspects of violence, social inequalities, peacemaking, and the pursuit of social justice.
    Peace Psychology
  22. This interdisciplinary field studies the influence of psychological processes on
    political behavior and the effect of the political system on the thoughts,
    feelings and motives of individuals.
    Political Psychology
  23. Deals with the diagnosis and rehabilitation of brain disorders.
    Neuropsychology
  24. A theory of learning based upon the idea that all behaviors are acquired through
    conditioning.
    Behavioral Psychology
  25. The first school of psychology, and focused on breaking down mental processes into
    the most basic components.
    Structuralism
  26. Formed as a reaction to the theories of the structuralist school of thought and was
    heavily influenced by the work of William
    James.

    Interested in the role that these processes play.
    Fuctionalism
  27. Suggests that all behavior can be explained by environmental causes rather than by
    internal forces.
    Behaviorism
  28. A school of psychology founded by Sigmund
    Freud. Emphasizes the influence of the unconscious mind on behavior.
    Psychoanalysis
  29. Composed of primal urges.
    Id
  30. The component of personality charged with dealing with reality.
    Ego
  31. Part of personality that holds all of the ideals and values we internalize from our
    parents and culture.
    Superego
  32. Focused on individual free will, personal growth and the concept of self-actualization.
    Humanistic Psychology
  33. A school of psychology based upon the idea that we experience things as unified. Believed
    that you must look at the whole of experience.
    Gestalt Psychology
  34. Studies mental processes including how people think, perceive, remember and learn.
    Cognitive Psychology

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