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  • Psychology Module 1
    Page 5 to 18
  • Learning Goals
    1. Analyze the important elements of the definition of psychology
    2. Discuss what clinical psychologists do.
    3. Name types of academic psychologists and explain the basic research each might do
    4. Name types of applied psycholgists, and explain how they use psycholgical research
  • Real life psychology
    Student fights: what happens in a fight?
    Different factors to recognize
    Thoughts
    Biolgical
    Social
  • Definition of Psychology
    Thinking critically: What is psychology and what kinds of topics do psychologists study?
    Pg. 6 psychology- is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.
    3 parts to definition:
    Scientific study
    Behavior
    Mental processes
  • Scientific Study
    Rely on scientific research methods in their attempt to unravel answers to questions such as “why do some people offer help when others don’t?”
    Use of data and mathematical formula
    i.e. Average, common numbers, relationship
  • Behavior and mental Processes
    Look at these areas as a means of studying topics that psychologists study.
    Observable behavior: sitting, standing, voice tone, attitude, affect. Refer to client notes
    Mental Processes: thoughts feelings and dreams
    Study different factors- location and behavior in location.(children at day care) more aggressive than at home.
  • Careers in psychology
    Thinking Critically: What different kinds of jobs do psychologists do?
    2nd most popular major in college(Princeton Review, 2005)
    Refer to page 8 table 1.1
    Psychologists: Graduate school degree needed
    Clinical psychologists-most common type
  • Careers in psychology
    Doctorate degrees-academic psychologists-works in school
    Neuropsychologists(Biological psychologists)
    Social Psychologists
    Developmental Psychologists
    Cognitive Psychologists
    Experimental or research psychologists
    Forensic psychologists
    Sports psychologists
  • Careers in psychology
    Educational Psychologists
    Human-factors psychologists
    Industrial Organizational Psychologists
    School Psychologists
    Consumer Psychologists
    Rehabilitation Psychologists
    Health Psychologists
    Social Workers