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introduction to Psychology

by: Casey Shore

introduction to Psychology PSYC 121 06

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These notes basically cover the basics and get you a little more familiar with what Psychology really is and what your can do with it.
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Intro to Psychology- introduction to Psychology 8/31/2016 What is the Psychology? Psychology is the study of the human mind as a function. Some of the different type are Clinical, Counseling, School, Industrial Organization (IR), and Research/ Academics. Clinical Psychology mainly focuses on diagnosing, treating, and studying severe disorders. Counseling Psychology mainly focuses on diagnosing and treating disorders, also on the issue of adjustments, such as stress, work, family, substance abuse, etc. Behavior: anything an organism does. This basically mean something that can be observed, something recordable. Mental Process: internal, subjective experiences, something that’s based off of a person’s behavior. An example would be a dream. One thing to know is Psychologist are NOT Psychiatrists, they earn different degrees. A Psychologist may or may not hold a degree. Whereas a Psychiatrists holds an M.D. Something you can do with a degree in Psychology is evaluate and help kids in schools, you can apply it to work environments that may bring your focus towards hiring and training employees, and jobs that require leadership skills. Research/Academic Areas of Psychology cover behavioral/ learning, cognitive, developmental, health, neuroscience, psychopharmacology, social, and quantitative. How you can directly and indirectly apply: Mental Health Care Workers, Residential Care Facilities, Substance Abuse or Addiction Treatment and Recovery Centers, and Residential Youth Center or Outward Bound, are jobs that you could directly apply Psychology to. Criminal Justice such as police, FBI, DEA, Correctional Facilities, Management Jobs at any company, Customer Service, Sales, Marketing, and eve Nursing.


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