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Title: Thinking About Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior 2e


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Thinking About Psychology The Science of Mind
and Behavior 2e
  • Charles T. Blair-Broeker
  • Randal M. Ernst

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Methods Domain
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Introductory Chapter
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Introduction and Careers
  • Module 01

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The Definition of Psychology
  • Module 1 Introduction and Careers

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Psychology
  • The scientific study of behavior and mental
    processes.
  • Uses scientific research methods.
  • Behavior includes all observable behavior.
  • Mental processes include thoughts, feelings and
    dreams.

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Careers in Psychology
  • Module 1 Introduction and Careers

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Psychologist
  • Need a doctorate graduate degree
  • May take 4-6 years to earn a doctorate in a
    subfield

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Clinical Psychologist
  • Diagnose and treat patients with psychological
    problems
  • Largest number of professional psychologists

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Basic Research
  • Pure science or research
  • Research for the sake of finding new information
    and expanding the knowledge base of psychology

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Neuropsychologist
  • Also called biological psychologists or
    biopsychologists
  • Explore how the brain works
  • Most often work in university/college settings

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Social Psychologist
  • Explore how behaviors, feelings, and beliefs are
    influenced by others
  • Study conformity, attitudes, leadership,
    prejudice, group behavior, etc.
  • Work in the business setting, government, and
    universities

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Developmental Psychologist
  • Study the growth or development that takes place
    from the womb to death
  • Work in senior centers, hospitals, day-cares or
    universities

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Cognitive Psychologist
  • Study thought processes including intelligence,
    problem solving, attention, decision making,
    language, etc.
  • Work in educational settings and the business
    world

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Experimental Psychologist
  • Also called research psychologist
  • Specialize in doing research in any of the other
    subfields
  • Work at universities, for the government, or in a
    business setting

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Applied Research
  • Research designed to solve specific practical
    problems

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Forensic Psychologist
  • Apply law and psychology to legal issues
  • Work in correctional settings, law enforcement,
    and academic settings

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Sports Psychologist
  • Explore psychological issues in improving
    athletic performance
  • Work for sports teams or in private practice

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Sports Psychology
  • Play Sports Imports (538) Segment 33 from
    Scientific American Frontiers Video Collection
    for Introductory Psychology (2nd edition)

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Educational Psychologist
  • Study how humans learn and how to improve the
    learning process
  • Work in school systems, the government, or at
    universities

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SQ3R (Websites)
  • www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/sq3r.html
  • www.dartmouth.edu/acskills/success/reading.html
  • www.arc.sbc.edu/sq3r.html
  • www.accd.edu/sac/history/keller/ACCDitg/SSSQ3R.htm
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  • www.studygs.net/texred2.htm

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Human-factors Psychologist
  • Study how people and machines interact at home
    and in the workplace
  • Try to minimize frustration and increase safety
    and production
  • Work in the business world or for the government

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Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychologist
  • Try to apply psychology to help business and
    organizations operate
  • Work for the government, business or in academic
    settings

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School Psychologist
  • Use psychology to improve the development of
    children in the school system
  • Are involved in assessments (testing)
  • Work for school systems, the government or
    universities

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Consumer Psychologist
  • Study why people buy certain products and not
    others
  • Work in the business or academic world

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Rehabilitation Psychologist
  • Help those who have been involved in an accident
    or have been ill
  • Work in medical rehabilitation centers

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Health Psychologist
  • Find ways to prevent disease and promote good
    health
  • Work for health agencies, hospitals,
    rehabilitation centers, and universities

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Social Worker
  • Only have an undergraduate or masters degree in
    psychology or social work
  • Work to improve the lives of others
  • Work for the government, schools, and residential
    facilities

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