1.1 Why Study Psychology?Psychology provides tools to help us gain insight into our own behavior, as well as our relationships with others. Definition of Psychology:the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. 2
Psychological Needs are thingslike love, comfort, security Physiological Needs are physicalNeeds are things you have to havelike food, water, sleep. 3
Basic Science: Research Ex. Research on drug effects on the brain.There are two types ofscience that influencespsychology. Applied Science: putting that research to use for a purpose Example: Using research on how drugs effect the brain to come up with a new antidepressant to help people suffering from depression. 4
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Psychologist is someone who istrained to observe and influencebehavior in people.Psychiatrist is a medical doctorthat can prescribe medicine. 7
Universities & Elementary/ Colleges Secondary 27.2% Schools 4.2% Independent Practice Hospitals, 33.1% Business,Counseling, Government orClinics, etc. Consulting 22.3% 12.1% 8
Research a career where a degree in Psychology wouldbe used that you feel would be an interesting professionto have. Create a Prezi on the career (you can sign up for free atwww.prezi.com) Include the following information: Career choice Job description Average income Number of people that have this job in America Number of people that have this job in the world *To find this info- do a Google search such as“Psychologist + average income” Site your sources Put link of Prezi in the dropbox – Introduction toPsychology Due by end of class on Monday!