FC: Psychology By:Brittany Starke
1: What is Psychology? Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and mental processes. | Psychologists seek to observe, explain, and describe behavior & mental processes. Goals of Psychology: -Observe: see the behavior occur. -Describe: what behavior occurred. -Explain: why the behavior occurred. -Predict: the conditions likely to make the behavior occur. -Control: manage, not manipulate.
2: Major Fields in Psychology: Clinical,counseling, school, educational, developmental, personality, social, and experimental psychology. Applied Fields in Psychology: Industrial Psychology- focus on people and work. Organizational Psychology- behavior of people in an organization Human Factors Psychology- find the best design product for people to use Community Psychology- help create social systems that promote well-being. Forensic Psychology- work within the criminal justice system. Health Psychology- examine ways in which behavior and mental processes are related to physical health. Rehabilitation Psychology- work with patients who are struggling with the effects of a disability. | Why Choose a Career in Psychology? To help people meet their own goals.
3: Qualities of Good Psychologists: | willing to make a difference | kind | helpful | compassionate | caring | self-aware | tolerant | open-minded | patient | ethical | judgment free | moral | law abiding