Introduction to Psychology this note includes definition of psychology, the goals of psychology, what psychologists study, and the different careers you can pursue with a psychology degree.

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Published on 16 Oct 2011
School
York University
Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 1010
Professor
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology scientific study of behavior and it’s causes
Overt (directly observable) and covert behaviors
Psychologists study:
how you act (behavior/overt)
how you think (mental/covert)
how you feel (covert and overt)
how your brain and body respond (physiological covert)
Goals of Psychology:
measure and describe behavior objectively (eg. Extraversion)
understand (explain) and predict behavior using the scientific method
rudimentary
Careers in Psychology
Professional practice
clinical counseling: clinical psychologists, psychiatrics, psychoanalysts
Educational/school psychology
Industrial organizations psychology
Research/academia
developmental
social
experimental
cognitive
personality
psychometrics
abnormal/clinical
health
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