PSY 197A Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Psy, Mental Disorder, Forensic Psychology

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1. PSY 197
What does research mean?
Research is working with different types of experiments in order to figure
out a result or support a hypothesis.
What does it look like?
Most of the time, research looks like multiple people talking or
experimenting in order to establish a common result.
Where are you?
Research can be done literally anywhere. If it is more formal research, it
could be done in a lab. If it is more informal, people can research in normal
places such as parks, homes, schools, etc.
What things are you studying when you’re in the lab?
I would research different psychological methods and theories in the lab to
see which best benefits a patient working with a mental disorder.
Research: not working directly to help clients, just looking to gain more
information. Practitioners will take your research and use it to help their
Practice: working one-on-one and using public research to help your
patients… therapists, social workers
Forensic psychology
oApplies psych to the legal system
oUsually trained in clinical or counseling psych
oHow humans behave within the realms of the law (child custody
issues with court)
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