Psychology week 1

  1. What is psychology?
    The scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
  2. Why is it important to know the different subfields?
    Because we can look at the same behavior in mulitple ways.
  3. Behavioral Genetics
    Studies the inheritance of traits related to behavior.
  4. Behavioral neuroscience
    Examines the biologial basis of behavior.
  5. Clinical psychology
    Deals with the study, diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders.
  6. Clinical neuropsychology
    Unites the areas of biopsychology and clinical psychology, focusing on the relationship between biological factors and psychological disorders.
  7. Cognitive psychology
    Focuses on the study of higher mental processes.
  8. Counseling psychology
    Focuses primarily on educational, social, and career adjustment problems.
  9. Cross-cultural psychology
    Investigates the similarities and differences in psychological functioning in and across various cultures and ethnic groups.
  10. Developmental psychology
    Examines how people grow and change from the moment of conception through death.
  11. Educational psychology
    Is concerned with teaching and learning processes, such as the relationship between motivation and school performance.
  12. Environmental psychology
    Considers the relationship between people and their physical environment.
  13. Evolutionary psychology
    Considers how behavior is influenced by our genetic inheritance from our ancestors.
  14. Experimental psychology
    Studies the processes of sensing, perceiving, learning, and thinking about the world.
  15. Forensic psychology
    Focuses on legas issues, such as determining the accuracy of witness memories.
  16. Health psychology
    Explores the relationship between psychological factors and physical ailments or disease.
  17. Industrial/organizational psychology
    Is concerned with the psychology of the workplace.
  18. Personality psychology
    Focuses on the consistency in people's behavior over time and the traits that differentiate one person from another.
  19. Program psychology
    Focuses o assessing large scale programs, such as the Head Start preschool program, to determine wheather they are effective in meeting their goals.
  20. Psychology of women
    Focuses on issues such as discrimination against women and the causes of violence against women.
  21. School psychology
    Is devoted to counseling children in elementary and secondary schools who have academic or emotional problems.
  22. Social psychology
    Is the study of how people's thoughts, feelings, and actions are affected by others.
  23. Sport psychology
    Applies psychology to athletic activity and exercise.
  24. What is the Ph.D.?
    • It is a research degree that requires a dissertation based on original investigation.
    • Doctor of Philosophy
  25. What is Psy.D.?
    • Obtained by psychologists who wish to focus on the treatment of psychological disorders.
    • Doctor of Psychology
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Psychology week 1
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