PSYCH1071_08-30-07

PSYCH1071_08-30-07 - What is Psychology? Thursday, August...

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1 What is Psychology? Thursday, August 30th 2007 Slide 2 Road Map • Psychology: Defining the field – Psychology adapts and evolves • Brief history of Psychology – Where the science of the mind came from • Modern Psychology – The biological revolution Slide 3 Psychology is broad Intersects with many other fields… – Economics: decisions about limited resources – Sociology: behavior of large groups – Neuroscience: brain related to mind/behavior – Political Science: – Genetics: how genes influence mind/behavior – Computer Science: nature of information processing – Anthropology: – Philosophy: e.g., nature and origins of knowledge Slide 4 If psychology is everything… …then is it nothing? How do we constrain the definition? • A set of questions – About anything that people do, think, or feel – Often topics of speculation among philosophers • E.g., Is some knowledge innate? • A family of theoretical approaches • A collection of general procedures • A shared sense of history Slide 5 If psychology is everything… …then is it nothing? How do we constrain the definition? • A set of questions – About anything that people do, think, or feel – Often rooted in philosophy • E.g., Is some knowledge innate? A family of theoretical approaches • A collection of general procedures • A shared sense of history Slide 6 But there are 56 divisions of the American Psychological Association 1. General psych. 2. Teaching of psych. 3. Experimental psycho. 4. [no division 4] 5. statistics 6. Comparative psych. 7. Developmental psych. 8. 9. Social issues 10. 11. [no division 11] 12. Clinical psych. 13. Consulting psych. 14. 15. Educational psych. 16. School psych. 17. Counseling psych. 18. Psychologists in public service 19. Military psych. 20. 21. psych. 22. Rehabilitation psychology 23. Consumer psych. 24. psych. 25. Behavior analysis 26. History of psych. 27. 28. substance abuse 29. Psychotherapy 30. Psychological hypnosis 31. psych. 32. Humanistic psych. 33. developmental disabilities 34. psych. 35. Psychology of women 36. Psychology of religion 37. 38. Health psychology 39. Psychoanalysis 40. Clinical neuropsychology 41. 42. Psychologists in independent practice 43. Family psychology 44. 45. Ethnic minority issues 46. Media psychology 47. 48.
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