Introduction - Psychology Notebook 18:00 Psychology What is Psychology I Psychology is the science of the observable behavior and unobservable

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Psychology Notebook 18:00 Psychology What is Psychology? I. Psychology is the science of the observable behavior and unobservable mental  activity of humans and other animals, understanding why humans and animals  do what they do. Affective processes are feelings and moods II. Modern Psychologists Basic research vs. application Different careers in psychology o Clinical and counseling psychologists 50% of psychologists are this What is a psychiatrist? Someone who prescribes medicine. o Social psychologists How other people influence your behavior Very broad o Developmental Psychologists Psychological development or change The way to think, feel, etc change as your grow
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Most study child develop o Psychometricians psychological measurement. Tests are you take. It  measures something you can’t directly see o Industrial-organizational psychologists  consultant for business o School or educational psychologists  apply principles of psychology to  the school environment, what are affective teaching methods? o Health psychologists Concerned with connection between physical health and your mind  (the way you think and feel)  Ex. People under stress have high rates of heart attacks, etc III. Different perspectives on psychology. Psychology is about generating  theories. A theory is a way of explaining something.  
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This note was uploaded on 04/23/2009 for the course PSYC 86-407 taught by Professor Vandellen during the Fall '08 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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Introduction - Psychology Notebook 18:00 Psychology What is Psychology I Psychology is the science of the observable behavior and unobservable

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