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WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?- CH. 1

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?-CH. 1
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Linda Olson

on 19 August 2016

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Transcript of WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?- CH. 1

PSYCHOLOGY -AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:
1. Physiological Psychology-Physical processes which underlie mental operations i.e. vision, memory
2. Behavioral Neuroscience- focuses on the brain's role in behavior.

3. Sensation And Perception

4. Learning

5. Cognitive Psychology -attention, consciousness,
information processing
CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO PSYCHOLOGY:

I. BIOLOGICAL: Underlying Biological Principles & Human Genetics & Evolution

II. BEHAVIORAL: Scientific Study of Observable Behavior

III. PSYCHODYNAMIC- Unconscious Mental Activity -Conflict between biological drives and society's demands.

IV. HUMANISTIC - Human Experience, Person's Positive Potentials, Freedom to Choose One's Destiny





CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES

V. COGNITIVE- Emphasizes mental processes involved in knowing- the way the human mind processes and interprets information.
VI. EVOLUTIONARY- how human behavior has evolved and changed.
VII. SOCIOCULTURAL: Human Behavior in Social & Cultural Contexts

1. How is the field of psychology currently defined?
A. Psychology is defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
B. As a “science” psychology uses the scientific method to observe human behavior and draw conclusions based on those observations.
C. Behavior is everything that a person does that can be directly observed.
D. Mental processes are the internal thoughts, feelings, and motives that cannot be directly observed.

How did the field of psychology emerge?....a little bit of history. Structuralism => Functionalism =>Behavorism => Cognitive Behaviorism => Gestalt => Psychoanalytic Psychology => Humanistic Psychology
7 STEPS
TO BECOMING A REFLECTIVE LEARNER
1. SET SPECIFIC OBJECTIVE LEARNING GOALS
2. PLAN A LEARNING STRATEGY
3. BE YOUR OWN TEACHER
4. MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS
5. REWARD YOURSELF
6. EVALUATE YOUR PROGRESS AND GOALS
7. TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION
PSEUDO
PSYCHOLOGY
Pseudo psychology -
any false and unscientific
system of beliefs and practices that is offered as an explanation of behavior.
For example:
Phrenology
Astrology
Timeline of Psychology All About Psychology You Tube
CH. 1 - WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?
POWER POINT
Source: McGraw Hill Learn Smart
Critical thinking is the process of reflecting deeply and actively, asking questions, and evaluating the evidence.
What is the largest specialty
in psychology? Clinical
Psychology: 49%
What is the difference
between a psychiatrist
and a psychologist?
A psychiatrist has a M.D. and can prescribe medication.

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION - PSYC.

6. Developmental Psychology - how people become who they are - from womb to tomb

7. Motivation and Emotion - What motivates us? How do emotions impact behavior?

8. Psychology of Women & Gender

9. Personality Psychology - Study of our Personality

10. Social Psychology- interrelationship between people as individuals and people interacting within a social context.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION -
PSYCHOLOGY (CONT.)

11. I/O Psychology - Industrial and Organizational Psychology - centers on the workplace - both workers and organization

12. Clinical & Counseling Psychology- people in this field diagnose and treat people with psychological problems.

13. Health Psychology - Lifestyle, Stress Management.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION -
PSYCHOLOGY (CONT.)
14. COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGY - Community - based Mental Health Centers.

15. SCHOOL & EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology in the Educational Setting

16. ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY- People and their physical environment.

17. FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY - Psychology and the Legal System.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION -
PSYCHOLOGY (CONT.)

18. SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY - SPORTS PERFORMANCE

19. CROSS CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY- Psychological Processes in different cultures.

http://highered.mheducation.com/sites/dl/premium/0078035406/instructor/1023840/king_sop3e_ch01_dynamic.zip
LINK to McGraw Hill Ch. 1 Power Point:

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY? CH. 1
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