Psychology week 1
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Psychology week 1
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Week 1 psych study alerts module 1
What is psychology?
The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
Why is it important to know the different subfields?
Because we can look at the same behavior in mulitple ways.
Studies the inheritance of traits related to behavior.
Examines the biologial basis of behavior.
Deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.
Unites the areas of biopsychology and clinical psychology, focusing on the relationship between biological factors and psychological disorders.
Focuses on the study of higher mental processes.
Focuses primarily on educational, social, and career adjustment problems.
Investigates the similarities and differences in psychological functioning in and across various cultures and ethnic groups.
Examines how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death.
Is concerned with teaching and learning processes, such as the relationship between motivation and school performance.
Considers the relationship between people and their physical environment.
Considers how behavior is influenced by our genetic inheritance from our ancestors.
Studies the processes of sensing, perceiving, learning, and thinking about the world.
Focuses on legas issues, such as determining the accuracy of witness memories.
Explores the relationship between psychological factors and physical ailments or disease.
Is concerned with the psychology of the workplace.
Focuses on the consistency in people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate one person from another.
Focuses o assessing large scale programs, such as the Head Start preschool program, to determine wheather they are effective in meeting their goals.
Psychology of women
Focuses on issues such as discrimination against women and the causes of violence against women.
Is devoted to counseling children in elementary and secondary schools who have academic or emotional problems.
Is the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others.
Applies psychology to athletic activity and exercise.
What is the Ph.D.?
It is a research degree that requires a dissertation based on original investigation.
Doctor of Philosophy
What is Psy.D.?
Obtained by psychologists who wish to focus on the treatment of psychological disorders.
Doctor of Psychology