---Bell-Ringer Question---. What do you think is the definition of Psychology? What do Psychologists do?. Introduction to Psychology. Module 1.
What is Psychology?From the Greek:Psyche: spirit or breath of lifeLogos: knowledge or study of The scientific study of behavior and mental processes-Is a philosophical science…It has its roots in philosophy..-Is a science…Has its roots in biology, medicine, and physics-Is systematic and scientific
Any action that others can
observe and measures:
mean to remember something?
How are children able to learn an
average of 1 word per day from 1
year to 3 years of age?
A person suffers from epilepsy.
Doctors decide on a radical treatment and remove two small parts of patient’s brain. On a follow up,epilepsy is cleared up but patient
seems completely incapable of
forming new memories. Why?
Why does damage to the front of
your brain cause you to lose
the ability to plan ahead?
Becoming a Psychologist:Earn a Ph.D.(4-5 years graduate work + completion of major research project) Clinical psychologists also need 1 yr. internship & must pass licensing exam All psychologists specialize (subarea & approach) as they earn their degrees.
Other Degree Options:M.A. in Psych or Counseling or Social Work (takes ~2 years; more limited job opportunities) To become a psychiatrist you first attend medical school & earn your M.D., then specialize in clinical psych A psychoanalyst is a psychologist or psychiatrist with special training in Freud’s approach to the unconscious A variety of psychology-related jobs are available to those with a B.A. in Psych, as well as jobs where insight into behavior is a plus (sales, management, marketing, education, criminal justice, service jobs)
Dreams have meanings?
-Because I have crazy dreams at
Night and don’t understand why!!
Experimental or research
2. What industries or careers would this psychologist work in?
3. What topics/phenomenon/behaviors would this psychologist be concerned with?Answer the Following Questions Based on Your Assigned Number-Answers can be found in the text
career that you did.
How we learn from observable responses.
How to best study, assess and treat troubled people.
How the body and brain create emotions, memories,
and sensory experiences.
How we process, store and retrieve information.
A school of though that focuses on how healthy
People strive to reach their full potential.
How we are affected by unconscious drives and
How behavior and thinking vary across situations