It is the science of behavior and mental
behavior of people.
Science ? Such as physics or biology ?
Modern psychology is a science and does not yet
have the precision , accuracy and methods of
physics, for example. But shares of natural science
criteria such as objectivity , experimentation ,
production and partially mathematization . At the
same time it has aspects of humanities such as the
ability of interpretation, and critical analysis of
behavior human .
That is, that psychology studies my dreams ,
desires , thoughts , emotions and all this?
More or less . Investigate their phenomena ,
that is , what the causes for what happens, and
if you try to change these behaviors are
harmful to people . And at the same time Full
elaborate theories trying to explain all these
aspects of behavior .
For many years there is psychology ?
As we now know , no. Considered as a science
born in the late nineteenth century to the 1879 ,
when a German physiologist named Wilhelm
Wundt established a psychology laboratory . I
properly developed throughout the twentieth
century, especially before World War II. I still
being formed and evolved .
They told me that psychology , like all ! , Is a
Greek word . Is that true?
It is. The word psychology comes from the
Greek and is composed of two terms : psyche
and logos . psyche means ” soul or spirit ” in
the sense of what gives life to the body. Logos
means ” word ” has the meaning set peròaquí
Psychologists study all the same?
Currently . Psychology is organized in several
topics or branches . The most important are:
psychology , experimental studies in
laboratories conduct ago experiments , controls
all the variables …
What more study ?
Another branch is evolutionary psychology ,
which studies how behavior varies according
the age of the people. Another is clinical
psychology that is concerned with disorders or
mental illness and tries to heal them .
If we talk about mental illness , it means that
there is mental health. When we know that a
person is not right in the head is crazy , I
mean, mentally ill ?
The definition of mental health is not clear and
precise . Roughly we can say that a Everyone
has mental health when it has a good balance
with itself and with its environment . Ie he
knows to solve their internal mental conflicts ,
accepting herself , knows overcome
frustrations and problems of social life and is
able to interact with each other so satisfactorily
. Another definition is that mental health care is
the absence of disease psychic .
Understood . Studying other things
Sure. Another aspect studied is social
psychology , which is the conduct of
people in relation to other groups of conflicts
and conduct various
And the school psychologist , what branch is
It is a kind of specialization called school
psychology or education , who cares behavior
of students , class groups , school performance
Targeting studies … I specializations , there are
others , such as industrial psychology ,
analyzing how an employee can perform better
in the company and also concerned with the
recruitment and solve organizational problems
at work .
The same psychologist than a psychiatrist ?
Not exactly. A psychiatrist is a doctor who
specializes in mental disorders and patients are
mentally ill . The psychologist has no medical
training , but also can treat the same patients.
Not being a doctor, a psychologist can not
prescribe medications. Sometimes
psychologists and psychiatrists work together .
And a neurologist ?
Is a doctor that specializes in the nervous
system , or in neurology . Therefore, their field
is not strictly psychological problems ,
although sometimes mental disorders can
accompanied by nervous system disorders .
Psychology of Color Each color has on the person
who observes a triple action :
Impress the perceiver , in that the color looks
Has ability to express , because each color, in
appearance , expresses a meaning and causes a
reaction and excitement.
Build , color has its own meaning , and takes
the value of a symbol , thus able to
communicate an idea. The colors are often
associated with moods or emotions.
Colors affect us psychologically and we
produce certain sensations . We need to
acknowledge these emotions , feelings are
associated with Western culture , as in other
cultures, the same colors, can express such
totally opposite feelings in Japan and most of
the Islamic countries , the color white
symbolizes death .
This is the symbol of ardent and unbridled
passion , sexuality and eroticism , but also danger.
It is the hottest of the warm colors . It is the color
of fire and blood , vitality and action, exerts a
powerful influence on mood and impulses of
human beings, produces heat. The downside of
that can uncover Rojões aggressive attitudes .
Represents joy , youth , heat , summer. Shares
some aspects with red being a hot, bright color.
Increases optimism, trust, confidence , balance,
reduces fatigue and stimulates the respiratory
system. It is ideal for use in places where families
gather to chat and enjoy the company .
In many cultures, is the symbol of the deity and is
the expansive warmer brighter color, fiery , and is
the color of sunlight . Generates heat causes good
humor and joy. It stimulates sight and acts on the
nervous system. It is linked with mental activity
and creative inspiration and awakening the
intellect and acts as anti-fatigue . The warm
yellow tones can calm certain states of nervous
excitement , so this color is used in the treatment
of psychoneurosis .
Symbolizes hope , fertility , goods which are to
come , the desire for eternal life. It is a sedative ,
hypnotic, bland color. Virtues are attributed as
being soothing and relaxing , proving effective in
cases of nervous excitability , insomnia and
fatigue , decreasing blood pressure , low heart
rate, relieves headaches and neuralgia . It is used
to neutralize the warm colors .
is the symbol of the cross is atrubuyen calming
effects and is used in environments that invite the
rest. Blue is the most sober of cool colors , conveys
seriousness , confidence and peace . Be the
attributes the power to disintegrate the negative
energies . It promotes kindness patience and
serenity , but overexposure to the same causes
fatigue or depression. It is also advised to balance
the use of warm colors .
Represents the mystery associated with intuition
and spirituality , influencing emotions and
moods. It is also a wistful color. It acts on the
heart, decreases anxiety , phobias and fear.
Streamline creative power . For its high price
became the color of royalty .
Its meaning is associated with purity, faith, peace.
Joy and neatness . In Eastern cultures symbolizes
the afterlife, represents the divine love, humility
and stimulates creative imagination.
Traditionally black is associated with darkness ,
pain , despair , formality and solemnity , sadness ,
melancholy , unhappiness and misery , anger and
irritability and may represent what is hidden and
veiled . It is also a color that denotes power ,
mystery and style. In our culture it is also the
color of death and mourning , and is reserved for
Masses for the dead and Good Friday .
Matches all things and does not affect other colors
. You can express elegance , respect, grief ,
boredom, old age. It is a neutral and somewhat
gloomy form color. Helps emphasize the spiritual
and intellectual values