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Psychology 100 Notes for the week of August 24

by: Daniel South

Psychology 100 Notes for the week of August 24 S 100 - 006

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These notes are for Psychology 100 at Ball State University taught by Professor Paul BIner.
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Date Created: 08/28/15
Psychology 100 Instructed by Dr Paul Biner For the week of August 24th What is Psvcholoov The study of behavior and mental processes 0 What a person does thinks and feels 0 Includes Overt actions Mental functions Emotional functions Physiological functions Psychologist A psychologist is a person who 0 Holds several advanced college degrees 0 Has an additional year or two of training in specialized elds of study Psychiatrist Can prescribe medication MD with two year internship in psychiatry Patients usually have both physical and mental problems 0 Very little training in emotional disturbances or human behavior Psychoanalyst Specialized Psychiatrist Practice Psychoanalysis unconscious motives and dreams 0 4 years of college 4 years of medical school 4 years of psychoanalysis training All three these Psychologist Psychiatrist Psychoanalysis work together Usually people will seek therapy and go to a psychiatrist when in reality they should actually go see a licensed psychologist rst Differences Training in treatment Research of mental problems Psychologists do not prescribe drugs 0 Drugs often produce problems further on Types of Psychologists 46 clinical 17 Counseling Community School Psychology 10 Developmental Personality Social Psychology 8 Educational Psychology 6 Psychological Neurological Neuropsychology 5 StatisticalMethodological psychology 2 Subareas 1 Human Services Fields a Provide service to the public 2 Experimental elds a Teach and conduct research Human Services Clinical Patients with psychological disturbances in private practice or hospitals 0 Interview patients Administer tests 0 Treat patients with modern therapies Patient problems Anxiety Depression Compulsions Schizophrenia CounseHng Have patients with less severe problems 0 Marriage problems 0 Jobchoice problems 0 Child behavior problems 0 Work primarily in industry hospitals mental health institutions and university settings Community 0 Community mental health 0 Help community institutions adjust to problems 0 Drug use prevention HIVSTD testing 0 Domestic violence safe house Consult with citystate officials to implement programs School 0 Work exclusively within education settings 0 Duties o Administering IQ and Vocational tests Interpret test scores Plan interventions Aid teachers Mediate parentteacher con icts 0000 Experimental Physiological Includes biological neuropsychologists Study how physiology affects our behavior 0 Studies brain functions 0 Studies brain chemistry and neurotransmitters Studies hormonal output 0 Studies the effects of narcotics Developmental Studies the mental behavior of children SLR Study how individuals interact within their social environment 0 Topics 0 Aggression 0 Helping behavior 0 Persuasion 0 Romantic attraction Educannal Study the processes of teaching and learning 0 School psychologists use research provided by educational psychologists lndustrialOrdanizational Studies work behavior Focuses on topics like 0 Productivity 0 Job Satisfaction 0 Employee Motivation 0 Absenteeism General 0 Includes smaller subarea specialists o Sensationperception Social cognition Engineering Psychologists Quantitative Psychologists Environmental Psychologists Forensic or Legal Psychologists OOOOO History 0 Field is only 130 years old Founded in the 188039s Broke off from 0 Medicine 0 Philosophy 0 Theology 0 At rst it was a structuralistic approach 0 They wanted to describe the structure of the mind or psyche Wilhelm Wundt is the name most associated with the start of Psychology 0 Father of Psychology 0 Started the rst psychological lab in 1879 0 They rst studied lntrospection Selfexamination 0 Patients simply describe how they were feeling and what they were feeling under certain conditions Quickly faded


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