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  1. Gestalt psychology
    • approach to psychology that argues the whole of an experience is different from the sum of its parts.
    • gestalt psychology is an active force in current invetigations of perceptual processes and learning as well as therapy where it emphasizes the whole person
  2. humanistic psycology
    approach to psycology that emphasizes the role of free choice and our ability to make concious rational decisions about how we live our lives
  3. cognitive psychology
    approach to psychology focusing on the ways in which organisims process information,ivestigating processes such as thinking, memory, language, problem solving, and creativity
  4. developmental psychology
    field of specialization in psychology concerned with factors that influence development and shape behavior throughout the life cycle from conception to old age
  5. social psychology
    field of specialization concerned with understanding
  6. the impacts of social enviornments and social processes on individuals
  7. personality psychology
    field of specialization that focuses on exploring the uniqueness of the individual, describing the elements that make up human personality, and investigating how personality develops and how it influences peoples activities
  8. experimental psychology
    field of specialization in which the primary activity is conducting research
  9. biological psychology
    branch of nueroscience also known as physiological psychology that focuses on thr realationship b/t behavior and physiological events within the brain and the rest of the nervous system
  10. clinical psychology
    area of specialization involved in the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral problems
  11. counseling psychology
    • area of specialization involved in the diagnosis and treatment of adjustment.
    • conseling psychologists tend to focus on less serious problems than do clinical psychologists they often work in setting such as schools.
  12. educational psychology
    field of specialization in psychology concerned with the study of learning and teaching methods, focusing on areas such as improving educational curicular and training teachers
  13. school psychology
    field of specialization concerned with evaluating studants interests and abilities and resolving learning and emotional problems in school settings
  14. industrial/organizational psychology
    field of specialization concerned with using psychological concepts to make the workplace a more satisfying enviornment for imployees and management
  15. engineering psychology
    field of specialization concerned with creating optimal relationships among people, the machines they operate, and the enviornments they work in, sometimes called human factors psychology
  16. health psychology
    area of specialization concerned with the interaction b/t behavioral factors and physical health
  17. positive psychology
    the study of human behavior aimed at discovering and promoting the positive strengths and attributes that enable individuals to thrive to succeed
  18. forensic psychology
    field of specialization that works with legal, court, and correctional systems to develop personality profiles of criminals, make decisions about disposition of convicted offenders, and help law enforcers understand behavioral problems

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