Intro to psy

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Intro to psy

  1. 1. 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
  2. 2.  Psychological Needs are thingslike love, comfort, security Physiological Needs are physicalNeeds are things you have to havelike food, water, sleep. 3
  3. 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
  4. 4. This is bcuseae the huammn mnid deos not raed erveylteter by istlef, but the word as a wlohe. Amzanig, huh?
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  6. 6. Psychologist is someone who istrained to observe and influencebehavior in people.Psychiatrist is a medical doctorthat can prescribe medicine. 7
  7. 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
  8. 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!

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