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  • 1. Understanding Psychology 7e Robert S. Feldman Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display. Prepared by : Barbara Lane Radigan Ph. D Community College of Allegheny County
  • 2. Module 1: Psychologists at Work Copyright © The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. Permission required for reproduction or display.
  • 3. Psychology
    • The scientific study of behavior and mental processes
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  • 4. The Subfields of Psychology: Psychology’s Family Tree
      • Experimental psychology
        • Methodological study of sensing, perceiving, learning and thinking
      • Cognitive psychology
        • Emphasis on higher mental processes
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  • 5. The Subfields of Psychology
    • Understanding change and individual differences
      • Developmental psychology
        • Changes in behavior over the life span (womb to tomb)
      • Personality psychology
        • Examines consistencies in people’s behavior over time and traits that differentiate us from one another
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  • 6. The Subfields of Psychology
    • Physical and mental health
      • Health psychology
        • Explores relationship between psychological factors and physical ailments or disease
      • Clinical psychology
        • Investigates diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders
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  • 7. The Subfields of Psychology
    • Understanding our social networks
      • Social psychology
        • Studies how people are affected by others
      • Cross-cultural psychology
        • Focuses on the similarities and differences in psychological functioning across cultures and ethnic groups
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  • 8. The Subfields of Psychology
    • New frontiers
      • Clinical neuropsychology
        • Focuses on relationships between biological factors and psychological disorders
      • Evolutionary psychology
        • Examines influence of our genetic heritage and our behavior
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  • 9. Educating Psychologist
    • Doctoral Degrees
      • Ph.D. & Psy.D.
    • Master’s Degree
    • Bachelor’s Degree
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