Psychology

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Out of all the areas of psychology I read about, I found forensic psychologists the most interesting. If I were to complete an advanced degree in psychology I would choose community rehabilitation counseling. I have many reasons why I found forensic psychologists to be the most interesting.

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PSYCHOLOGY: Science of human behaviour what people do, how they do it, and why they do itSystematic study of behaviour and mental processesBehaviour: observable actions and responses in both animals and humansMental Processes: wide range of mental activity such as thinking, imagining, studying, and dreamingnot directly observableTHE ORIGIN AND BEGINNINGS OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY:Greek philosophers motivational aspects of human behaviourRenaissance scientists observations could further be objectified through measurements17th century empiricists sharpened the empirical method of the Greeks19th century German psychologists and physicists used measurement techniques to study sensation and laid the foundation of scientific psychology2 MAJOR DISCOURSES OF PSYCHOLOGY:ANCIENT GREEKS RENAISSANCE NATIVISM(Rene Descartes): innate/inborn (biology)EMPIRICISM: based on the environment and the experiencesa) WILHELM WUNDT: ELEMENTS OF THE MINDUniversity of Leipzig in 1879 paved the way for modern psychological researchFather of experimental psychologyHe thought that studying sensations is the key to analyzing, the structure of the mindStructuralism: is a study of the most basic elements, primarily sensations and perception that make up your most conscious mental experience. Introspection: is a method, which asks a person to verbalize his thoughts and feelings without censorship. b) WILLIAM JAMES: FUNCTIONS OF THE MINDPrinciples of Psycho

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