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Section 1: Intro to Psych

Review the Syllabus
Exams: there will be 4 multiple choice + final

- Questions can be thrown out because of the quality of the question… i.e. if it’s just bad..

What should the field of psychology study?
      Behavior or Experience (feelings)?
            Psychology is a science
                  Use the scientific method
                  Compare results
                  Reach conclusions
            Measuring behavioral patterns is often easier to measure than feelings, but both may be important.

Different types of psychologists or fields of study:
  • Research Psychologists (academic) – do research
    • Biological (or physiological) psychologists – example: mapping neurons
    • Cognitive Psychologists – Learning and Study Skills
            Meta Cognition = cognition of cognition
                  Dr. Leonesio's Specialty
            Meta memory = memory of memory
            How much people know of themselves
            What is memory in general, how do you get people to learn in general
    • Social Psychologists – studies the results of a person with/without/variable group interaction
            Relation between people (larger/smaller groups)
    • Personality Psychologists – Personality tests
            Studies how a person is different from another
    • Education Psychologists
            Study of how people learn (similar to cognitive psychology)
            Specialize in school topics – How do you get kids to learn in school
            Some Clinical Psychologists
    • Some Clinical Psychologists (research effectiveness of different therapies)
  • Applied psychologists – take learned knowledge and applies it – no research on their own.
          Clinical Psychologists (administer different types of therapy)
          School Psychologists (council students and administer tests)
          Industrial Organization Psychologists
                Subcategory – Ergonomics – designing things in such a way so that people can efficiently use them
                Subcategory - Human relations and management styles

Academic Degrees (Related to Psychology)

  • M.S.W. – Master Social Work
  • M.A – Master of Arts
  • Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy – Research Degree – trained to write papers and do experiments
  • Ed.D. – Doctor in Education
  • M.D. – Medical Doctor – specialize in psychiatry (can prescribe drugs)





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