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PSYS 100

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PSYS 100 PSYCH 100

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These notes cover all of the material that we went over in the first class. The major topics included defining psychology, different kinds of psychologists and their descriptions.
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This 4 page Class Notes was uploaded by Kate Notetaker on Thursday January 14, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to PSYCH 100 at Ball State University taught by Biner in Winter 2016. Since its upload, it has received 150 views. For similar materials see Introduction to psychological science in Psychlogy at Ball State University.


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Date Created: 01/14/16
1-­‐14-­‐16     What  is  Psychology?     • The  science  of  mental  behavior  and  mental  processes   • It  is  concerned  with  everything  a  person  does,  thinks,  and  feels     • This  includes   o Overt  actions   o Mental  functions   o Emotional  functions   o Physiological  functions     What  is  a  Psychologist?   • A  psychologist  is  a  person   1. Who  holds  several  advanced  college  degrees  (usually  a  B.A.,  M.A.,  and   Ph.D.)   2. Has  an  additional  year  or  two  of  training  in  a  specialized  area  of   research   • Regardless  of  the  area  of  specialization…   • Research  is  considered  the  most  important  activity  of  a  psychologist!!!   • Research  answers  our  questions     • Research  keeps  the  science  of  psychology  alive       Who  else  treats  psychological  disorders?   • Psychiatrists     • Psychoanalyst       Psychiatrists   • Have  a  M.D.  with  a  two  year  internship  in  psychiatry   • Patients  usually  have  both  physical  and  mental  problems   • Can  and  do  often  write  prescriptions     • Have  little  training  in  emotional  disturbances  or  human  behavior       Psychoanalysts     • Are  specialized  psychiatrists     • Practice  psychoanalysis  (the  study  of  unconscious  motives  and  dreams)   • Spend  4  years  in  college,  4  years  in  medical  school,  and  4  years  studying   psychoanalysis     • All  three  professions  often  work  side-­‐by-­‐side  in  hospitals  and  mental  health   settings   o i.e.  we  generally  help  one  another!       When  we  seek  therapy,  they  tend  to  think  of  going  to  a  psychiatrist  first.       However,  the  practitioner  of  choice  should  be  a  licensed  psychologist!!   Why??   1. It  is  the  psychologist  who  has  the  extensive  training  in  the  treatment  and   research  of  mental  problems   2. Psychologists  do  not  always  take  the  drug-­‐oriented,  bio-­‐medical  view   regarding  the  treatment  of  disorders   a. Drugs  often  produce  further  problems  like  side  effects  and  addictions     • Psychologists  working  with  people  that  have  mental  disturbances  are   called…Clinical  Psychologists       Percentage  Breakdown  of  Specialization  Areas  for  Ph.D.  Level  Psychologists     § 46%  Clinical  Psychologist     § 17%  Counseling,  Community  and  School  Psych’s   § 10%  Developmental,  personality,  and  Social  Psych’s   § 8%  educational  Psych   § 8%  industrial/organizational  Psych   § 6%  physiological,  neurological,  neurophysch’s   § 5%  statistics  and  methodological  psych’s     All  specialization  areas  can  be  broken  down  into  2  major  subareas:     1. Human  Service  Fields     a. Provide  psychological  services  to  the  public   2. Experimental  Fields     a. Teach  and  conduct  research       Human  Services       Clinical  Psychologists   • Deal  with  patients  with  psychological  disturbances  usually  in  private-­‐ practice  or  hospital  settings   o Interview  patients   o Administer  diagnostic  tests   o Treat  patients’  problems  with  current  therapies     • Patient  problems  include:     o Anxiety     o Depression     o Compulsions  (washing  hands,  checking  on  things)   o Schizophrenia  (losing  touch  with  reality)     Counseling  Psychologists     • Have  patients  with  less  severe  problems…   o Marriage  difficulties     o Job-­‐choice  problems   o Child  rearing  problems   • Work  primarily  in  industry,  hospital,  mental  health,  and  university  settings     • Both  clinical  and  counseling  psychologists  are  available  free  at  Lucina  Hall   o 765-­‐285-­‐1736     Community  Psychologists     • focus  on  community  mental  health     • help  community  and  its  institutions  adjust  to  problems     o drug  use  prevention  campaigns     o HIV/STD  testing   o Domestic  violence  safe  houses  and  hotlines     • Often  consult  with  city/state  officials  to  implement  programs     School  Psychologists     • work  exclusively  within  education  settings  (preschool,   elementary,  middle,  and  high  school)   • their  duties  vary:     o Administering  IQ  and  vocational  tests   o Interpret  test  scores   o Plan  interventions   o Aid  teachers  with  classroom  problems   o Mediate  parent/student/teacher  conflicts     Experimental  Fields   • These  psychologists  conduct  the  major  bulk  of  the  research  in  psychology   and  also  teach   Physiological  Psychologists   § Includes  biological  and  neuropsychologists   § Study  how  physiology  affects  our  behavior   • Brain  functions   • Brain  chemistry  and  neurotransmitters   • Hormonal  output     • Effects  of  narcotics     Developmental  Psychologists     • Study  behavioral,  mental,  and  psychological  changes  that  occur  over   the  span  of  the  lifetime  (concentrate  largely  on  child  development).   Social  Psychologists   • Study  how  individuals  interact  with  their  social  environment   (advertising)   • Topics  of  study:     o Aggression   o Helping  behavior     o Persuasion     o Romantic  attraction     Educational  Psychologists   • Study  processes  of  teaching  and  learning     o E.g.  studying  effects  of  watching  “Sesame  Street”  on  kids’   intellectual  growth.  Mr.  Rodger’s  provided  intellectual  and   emotional  development/growth   • Note:  School  psychologists  use  the  research  provided  by  educational   psychologists     Industrial/Organizational  Psychologists     • Study  the  psychology  of  work  behavior   • Focus  on  topics  like:     o Productivity     o Job  satisfaction     o Employee  motivation     o Absenteeism  (staying  away  from  work/school  for  no  reason)   General  Experimentalists     • Includes  smaller  subarea  specialists   o Sensation/perception  (how  we  perceive  colors)   o Social  cognition  (jury  research)   o Engineering  psychologists     o Quantitative  psychologists  (math  portion)   o Environmental  psychologists  **   o Forensic  or  Legal  psychologist           History  of  Psychology   • Psychology  has  branched  out  considerably  considering…   o The  field  is  only  130  years  old   • Psychology  did  not  exist  until  the  1880s   • Broke  off  as  a  combination  of:   o Medicine     o Philosophy   o Theology  (religious  philosophy)   • The  first  psychologists  adopted  the  Structuralist  Approach.      


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