Psychology - Exam 1

  1. Behavioral genetics
    studies the inheritance of traits related to behavior -Subfield of psychology
  2. Behavioral neuroscience
    examines the biological basis of behavior-Subfield of psychology
  3. Clinical Psychology
    deals with the study,  diagnosis, and treatment of psychological disorders-Subfield of psychology
  4. Clinical neuropsychology
    unites the areas of biopsychology and clinical psychology, focusing on the relationship between biological factors and psychological factors-Subfield of psychology
  5. Cognitive psychology
    focuses on the study of higher mental processes-Subfield of psychology
  6. Counseling Psychology
    focuses primarily on the education, social, and career adjustment problems-Subfield of psychology
  7. Cross-Cultural psychology
    investigates the similarities and differences in psychological functioning in and across various cultures and ethnic groups-Subfield of psychology
  8. Developmental Psychology
    examines how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death-Subfield of psychology
  9. Educational Psychology
    is concerned with teaching and learning process, such as the relationship between motivation and school performance-Subfield of psychology
  10. Experimental Psychology
    studies the process of sensing, perceiving, learning, and thinking about the world-Subfield of psychology
  11. Forensic Psychology
    focuses on legal issues, such as  determining the accuracy of witness memory-Subfield of psychology
  12. Health Psychology
    explores the relationship between psychological factors and physical ailments and disease-Subfield of psychology
  13. Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    is concerned with the psychology of the workplace-Subfield of psychology
  14. Personality psychology
    focuses on the consistency of people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate one person from another-Subfield of psychology
  15. Program Psychology
    focuses on assessing large scale programs, such as head-start preschool program, to determine if they are effective in meeting their goals-Subfield of psychology
  16. Psychology of Women
    focuses on issues of discrimination against women and the causes of violences against women-Subfield of psychology
  17. School Psychology
    is devoted to counseling children in elementary school and secondary schools who have academic or emotional problems-Subfield of psychology
  18. Social Psychology
    is the study on how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others-Subfield of psychology
  19. Sport Psychology
    applies psychology to athletic activity and exercise-Subfield of psychology
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Psychology - Exam 1
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