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Psychology Final Project


Jessica Pye

on 20 November 2013

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Transcript of Psychology Final Project

Psychology 5.08
Final Project: The Digital Guidebook
I have decided to create an actual "digital" guidebook that is available for students on their phones.
Hello! Welcome to the Digital Guidebook: Psychology Edition.

During our journey throughout this guidebook, we will be visiting some of the most important concepts that I have encountered while in my Psychology class.
This app will feature in-depth info on these concepts, along with key facts, quotations and plenty of pictures.
Module 1: Theories & Personality
I believe that clinical psychology and school psychology affect our lives the most. Thanks to the trained professionals who work in the psychology field, mental disorders and handicaps are being treated and even cured completely. Clinical psychologists aid patients suffering from disorders such as eating disorders, sleep & anxiety disorders and depression. School psychologists are responsible for aiding mentally handicapped children and developing new ways in which they can learn.

Most Important Concept:
learning how psychology is applied to the real world.
The Many Ways in Which Psychology Can Be Applied To the Real World
The Three Major Branches:
The 8 Subfields of Psychology:
Module 2: The Human Lifespan
Most Important Concept:
The Three Stages of Adolescence:
Early adolescence (ages 11 - 14)
Middle adolescence (14 - 16)
Late adolescence (ages 17 - 19)
What Happens During Puberty?
For Girls:
For Guys:
During adolescence, the child matures and the body begins its journey into adulthood. Humans are born with primary sex characteristics, such as sex organs. Secondary sex characteristics don’t develop until the child is experiencing puberty. Secondary sex characteristics include breasts and hair.
Breasts become more developed
Develops body hair
Hips and waist become more defined
Menstruation begins
May develop facial hair
Voice will “drop”, causing his voice
to get deeper
Develop pubic hair and sperm cells
"Adolescence is also a time of great personal growth and an opportunity to further develop your own independent identity."
Module 3: Learning and Memory
Most Important Concept:
Encoding is the act of information being processed by the brain.
There are 3 different types of encoding
Visual encoding,
Acoustic encoding, &
Semantic encoding
All of the various information that our brains absorb throughout the day are either processed through visual encoding, acoustic encoding, or semantic encoding.
Visual Encoding:Visual encoding is recalling or creating a picture of something in your mind.

Acoustic Encoding:Acoustic encoding is described as the process of learning through sound.
Semantic Encoding:Semantic encoding is remembering information because you can make personal meaning of it.
"Encoding is a necessary skill. We are constantly encoding, without realizing it."
"Encoding is the inputting of information into our memory banks."
Module 4: Thinking & Language
Most Important Concept: The Seven-Step Problem Solving Process
People use these steps each day and don’t realize it.
We make decisions when we pick our clothes in the morning and when we decide whether or not to go to school. But, some decisions are certainly more important than others. For the biggest problems, sometimes help is needed in order to understand which option would be best for you.

The problem solving process consists of seven steps: defining the problem, analyzing the problem, identifying possible solutions, evaluating the solutions, choosing the best solution, creating an action plan and finally, implementing a solution.
Step 1: Defining the problem: What is it that you need to figure out? Must a decision be made?

Step 2: Analyzing the problem: Will I be happy with the decision I make? Will I regret what I choose? How long am I going to have to deal with this if I do end up regretting my decision? Is there anything holding me back from solving my problem?

Step 3: Identifying possible solutions: While identifying possible solutions, I must think openly and creatively in order to solve my problem. My decision must be made with all variables put into the equation.

Step 4: Evaluating the solutions: Make a pro-con chart. Do the pros outweigh the
cons? If so, this decision may be the right one to make. Will this decision be the right one for me in the long run? Will this decision affect me in ten years?

Step 5: Choosing the best solution: Choose your best solution carefully, take into account each detail of the problem while thinking of a solution.

Step 6: Creating an action plan: Create an action plan. The action plan should be a detailed list of each step you must take in order to meet your goal. The action plan should have written goals and deadlines by which you wish to have them completed by.

Step 7: Implementing a solution: Act on your decision!

Module 5: Psychological Disorders and Treatment
Most Important Concept:
An Overview of Treatment..

A Treatment Plan.
When Undergoing Treatment, Who Will I Need To See?
While undergoing treatment, or developing a treatment plan, you may have to visit one of more of the following:

Psychologists provide therapy. Psychologists are not able to prescribe medication.

A psychiatrists job is to diagnose, treat and to prevent psychological disorders. A psychiatrist is able to prescribe medication and order medical tests. A psychiatrist may also provide therapy.

A mental health counselor works to provide therapy to individuals, groups, or families. However, a mental health counselor cannot prescribe medication.
Different Types of Treatments
Electroconvulsive Therapy: Also known as "shock therapy".
Psychosurgery: Includes lobotomy.
Aversion Therapy: the pairing of a habit the patient seeks to get rid of with an unpleasant experience.
Drug Therapy: Medication

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