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1.02 Psychology Applied
Transcript of 1.02 Psychology Applied
How does psychology benefit society and our everyday lives?
Psychology leads towards the understanding and treatment of mental disorders
Psychology is responsible for creating effective learning techniques for mentally challenged children to use in school
Psychology teaches us more about ourselves as individuals and as a society
This example would belong to the subfield clinical psychology. Clinical psychologists evaluate and treat patients with mental disorders.
This example belongs to both the subfields of developmental psychology and personality psychology. Developmental psychologists study how humans change when faced with factors such as aging and their social and mental relationships. Personality psychology examines a persons major personality traits and why they act the way that they do.
School psychologists and clinical psychologists both play a part in example 3. Clinical psychologists diagnose the child that is mentally challenged while the school psychologists work together with the child and his/her parent to discover the easiest and most efficient ways for the child to learn and excel in school.
Extra link on Social/Personality psychology - What is Social psychology?
Personality psychology - What personality type are you? (based on Jung & Briggs Myers test)
Works Cited: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp