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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