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Title: Introduction to Psychology


1
Introduction to Psychology
  • Becoming Familiar
  • with the
  • Field of Psychology

2
Psychology Binder
  • Class Requirement
  • 1 Subject Notebook (70 pages) college rule
  • Pens/Pencils
  • Folder with 2 pockets
  • Four Major Sections/Areas of Psychology
  • States of Consciousness
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Personality
  • Abnormal Psychology

3
American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Fields of Psychology
  • 47 Divisions in 1993 (page 3 of textbook)
  • 53 in 2002
  • 7 Major Fields
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Physiological Psychology
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Personality Psychology
  • Clinical and Counseling Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Industrial and organizational Psychology

4
Developmental Psychology
  • Mental growth from conception to death

5
Physiological Psychology
  • Behavior influenced by physical and chemical
    phenomena in the body

6
Experimental Psychology
  • Learning, perception, memory, motivation and
    other basic processes

7
Personality Psychology
  • Individual differences in traits/characteristics

8
Clinical/Counseling Psychology
  • Clinical diagnosis, cause and treatment of
    psychological disorders
  • Counseling normal problems of adjustment

9
Social Psychology
  • The influence of people on one another

10
Occupational Psychology
  • Psychology applied to the workplace.
  • (training, in-service looking to improve
    productivity)

11
Educational Psychology
  • Applying methods of learning, remembering and
    thinking to the school setting.
  • (train teachers, develop curriculum, identify and
    aid students with learning/emotional difficulties)

12
Science of Psychology
  • Psychology
  • Science of behavior and mental processes
  • Use of the Scientific Method
  • Collect data through careful, systematic
    observation
  • Explain what they have observed by developing
    theories
  • Make predictions based on those theories
  • Systematically test those predictions through
    additional observation and experiments to
    determine whether they are correct

13
Scientific Method
  • Describe
  • Understand
  • Predict
  • Control
  • All about Behavior!!!
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