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

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