1: Psychology is the study of human behavior and mental processes. | What is psychology? | In order to be a good psychologist, you need to be: Emotionally stable. Introspective & self aware. Tolerant & open-minded. Patient. Good psychologists are ethical, moral, and law-abiding.
2: History of psychology | Written accounts of the interest in people's actions, motives, and thoughts can be traced as far back as the philosophers and scientists of ancient times. According to Greek historian Herodotus, the first recorded psychological study took place in Egypt in the latter half of the 600s B.C. Psychology has been through several time periods, such as Ancient Greece, The Middle Ages, and the modern era.
4: Psychology has 7 applied fields. These fields are: | Industrial & Organizational Industrial-people and work Organizational-people in organizations. Human Factors (A.K.A Engineering Psychology) Product development. Community Social systems. Forensic Crime related. Health Relationship between health & mind. Rehabilitation Disability related. Cross-Culture Different cultures.
5: What do psychologists do? | Psychologists help people through self knowledge by studying people's behaviors/actions and mental processes/thoughts.
6: We are | Degrees you need in order to be a psychologists are: | PhD-highest level of expertise available in a given field of study requiring 3-6 years of additional training beyond the Masters degree. | Bachelors-basic or introductory level of expertise requiring 2-4 years of study. | Masters-level of expertise more advanced than the Bachelors but less than the Doctorate requiring 1-2 years of additional study.
7: Psychology has 8 major fields. These fields are: | Clinical-Psychological problems & disorders. Counseling-Adjustment problems. School-Student's personal problems & learning disorders. Developmental-Lifespan. Personality-Traits. Social-Behavior in society. Experimental-Research. Educational-Overall school learning.
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