02_Psychologists - Contemporary Psychology What are...

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Contemporary Psychology What are Psychology’s specialized subfields? Is Psychology really common sense? Ψ
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The Current Focus of Psychology An eclectic approach.
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What do Psychologists do? Clinical Psychologists Applied Psychologists Research Psychologists Psychiatrists
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Clinical Psychologists Diagnoses and treats psychological problems Typically works in clinics or private practice. Counseling psychologists focus on everyday adjustment. Clinical psychologists focus on more severe problems. Most psychologists fall in these categories.
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Applied Psychologists Goal is to apply scientific psychology to everyday problems. Examples include: Ergonomists. School Psychologists. I/O psychologists. Environmental psychologists Legal psychologists
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Ergonomists Also known as human factors psychologists.Their goals are to keep humans comfortable, safe and productive.
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSY 203 taught by Professor Forrest during the Fall '07 term at University of Nebraska Kearney.

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