PSYC 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: American Psychological Association, Doctor Of Psychology, Psychopathy

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Canadian psychological association (cpa) 33 cpa sections http://www. cpa. ca/ aboutcpa/cpasections/ American psychological association (apa) 54 apa divisions http://www. apa. org/ about/division. html. Therapy *therapy with criminals does not help and can actually make things worse* Key differences between clinical psychology and psychiatry are: Emphasis on medicine vs emphasis on research. The scienti c study of behaviour, thought, and experience and how they can be affected by physical, mental, social, and environmental factors. Scienti c: answering questions objectively based on observable facts, data, and established methods. Mental processes: thoughts, feelings, sensations, perceptions, motivations, dreams, subjective experiences. We all come to everything by perspectives and it projects how we think. It is important to change perspectives every so often. Different vantage points for analyzing behaviour and its causes. Taking a different perspective helps you be critical. Some of the major perspectives in psychology: biological, cognitive, behavioural, sociocultural e. g. treatment for depression. You can"t judge a book by it"s cover.

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