Psychology Chapter 1 Notes

Psychology Chapter 1 Notes - PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 1...

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PSYCHOLOGY – CHAPTER 1 Psychology was formed in Europe around 1879 What is Psychology? - Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mind. The word comes from the Greek psyche , which translates as “soul” or “breath”, and logos , which means the study or investigation of something (as in biology or physiology). - In modern terms it means the scientific study of behavior and mind. Clinical Psychologists diagnoses and treats psychological problems – such as depression, anxiety, phobias, or schizophrenia – or gives advice on things such as how to raise your children or get along with your boss. Applied Psychologists extends the principles of scientific psychology to practical, everyday problems in the real world. Research Psychologists collect data on fundamental issues in psychology. They also conduct experiments or collect observations in an attempt to discover the basic principles of behavior and mind. Most research psychologists have PhD’s 25.1% of Research Psychologists are Developmental Psychologists – They study how behavior and internal mental processes change over the course of a lifetime. 21.6% of Research Psychologists are Social Psychologists – They study how people think about, influence, and relate to each other. 15.8% of Research Psychologists are Experimental Psychologists – Conduct Research
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2008 for the course PSYC 101 taught by Professor Black during the Fall '03 term at Auburn University.

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Psychology Chapter 1 Notes - PSYCHOLOGY CHAPTER 1...

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