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Title: Psychology


1
Psychology
  • The study of mind and behavior

2
Behavior
  • Every measurable
  • internal and external
  • activity a living things
  • does.

3
Research, Research, Research
  • For Psychologists to understand human behavior
    and help people, they must first conduct
    research.
  • Basic functions of a research psychologist
  • Conducting research.
  • Studying the brains influence on behavior
  • Making measurements to discover relationships.
  • Depend on the scientific method to study
    behaviors.

4
Types of Psychology
  • Each are classified as one of two types
  • Basic research (example adolescents need more
    sleep)
  • Applied Psychology (In Minnesota this research
    resulted in being applied to the school system by
    having junior high and high schools start later
    in the morning and test scores went up)

5
5 Major Psychological Perspectives
  • Biological Perspective
  • A psychological approach that emphasizes bodily
    events and changes associated with actions,
    feelings and thoughts.

6
Learning ( or Behavioral) Perspective
  • A psychological approach that emphasizes
  • how the environment and experience affect
  • a persons or animals actions.

7
Cognitive Perspective
  • A psychological approach that emphasizes
  • mental processes in perception, memory,
  • language, problem solving and other areas
  • of behavior.

8
Psychodynamic Perspective
  • A psychological approach that emphasizes
  • unconscious dynamics within the individual,
  • such as inner forces, conflicts, or the
  • movement of instinctual energy.
  • This approach often utilizes
  • psychoanalysis treatment for mental
  • illness that emphasizes unconscious
  • emotions and conflicts.
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