Psychology Module 1	<br />Page 5 to 18<br />
Learning Goals<br />1. Analyze the important elements of the definition of psychology<br />2. Discuss what clinical psycho...
Real life psychology	<br />Student fights: what happens in a fight?<br />Different factors to recognize<br />Thoughts<br /...
Definition of Psychology<br />Thinking critically: What is psychology and what kinds of topics do psychologists study?<br ...
Scientific Study<br />Rely on scientific research methods in their attempt to unravel answers to questions such as “why do...
Behavior and mental Processes<br />Look at these areas as a means of studying topics that psychologists study. <br />Obser...
Careers in psychology<br />Thinking Critically: What different kinds of jobs do psychologists do?<br />2nd most popular ma...
Careers in psychology<br />Doctorate degrees-academic psychologists-works in school<br />Neuropsychologists(Biological psy...
Careers in psychology<br />Educational Psychologists<br />Human-factors psychologists<br />Industrial Organizational Psych...
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Psychology module 1

  1. 1. Psychology Module 1 <br />Page 5 to 18<br />
  2. 2. Learning Goals<br />1. Analyze the important elements of the definition of psychology<br />2. Discuss what clinical psychologists do.<br />3. Name types of academic psychologists and explain the basic research each might do<br />4. Name types of applied psycholgists, and explain how they use psycholgical research<br />
  3. 3. Real life psychology <br />Student fights: what happens in a fight?<br />Different factors to recognize<br />Thoughts<br />Biolgical<br />Social<br />
  4. 4. Definition of Psychology<br />Thinking critically: What is psychology and what kinds of topics do psychologists study?<br />Pg. 6 psychology- is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes.<br />3 parts to definition:<br />Scientific study <br />Behavior<br />Mental processes<br />
  5. 5. Scientific Study<br />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?”<br />Use of data and mathematical formula<br />i.e. Average, common numbers, relationship<br />
  6. 6. Behavior and mental Processes<br />Look at these areas as a means of studying topics that psychologists study. <br />Observable behavior: sitting, standing, voice tone, attitude, affect. Refer to client notes<br />Mental Processes: thoughts feelings and dreams<br />Study different factors- location and behavior in location.(children at day care) more aggressive than at home.<br />
  7. 7. Careers in psychology<br />Thinking Critically: What different kinds of jobs do psychologists do?<br />2nd most popular major in college(Princeton Review, 2005)<br />Refer to page 8 table 1.1<br />Psychologists: Graduate school degree needed<br />Clinical psychologists-most common type<br />
  8. 8. Careers in psychology<br />Doctorate degrees-academic psychologists-works in school<br />Neuropsychologists(Biological psychologists)<br />Social Psychologists<br />Developmental Psychologists<br />Cognitive Psychologists<br />Experimental or research psychologists<br />Forensic psychologists<br />Sports psychologists<br />
  9. 9. Careers in psychology<br />Educational Psychologists<br />Human-factors psychologists<br />Industrial Organizational Psychologists<br />School Psychologists<br />Consumer Psychologists<br />Rehabilitation Psychologists<br />Health Psychologists<br />Social Workers<br />
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