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approaches to psycho

STRUCTURALIST a psychologist who studied the basic elements that make up conscious mental experiences
INTROSPECTION a method of self-observation in which participants report their thoughts and feelings
FUNCTIONALIST study how animals and people adapt to their environments
PSYCHOANALYST a psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determine human behavior
BEHAVIORIST a psychologist who analyzes how organisms learn or modify their behavior based on their response to events in the enviornment
HUMANIST a psychologist who believes that each person has freedom in directing his or her future and achieving personal growth
COGNITIVIST a psychologist who studies how we process, store, retrieve, and use information and how cognitive processes influence our behavior
PSYCHOBIOLOGIST a psychologist who studies how physical and chemical changes in our bodies influence our behavior
DUALISM the concept that the mind and body are seperate and distinct
GESTALT PSYCHOLOGY perception is more than the sum of its parts-it involves a "whole pattern"
SOCIOCULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY studying the influence of cultural and ethnic similarities and differences on behavior and social functioning
PSYCHIATRY a branch of medicine that deals with mental, emotional, or behavioral disorders
CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY a psychologist who diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances
COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who usually helps people deal with problems of living
DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who studies the emotional, cognitive, biological, personal, and social changes that occur as an individual matures
EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who is concerned with helping students learn
COMMUNITY PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who may work in a mental health or social welfare agency
INDUSTRIAL/ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who uses psychologial concepts to make the workplace a more satisfying environment for employees and managers
EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST a psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning, motivation, and emotion in carefully controlled laboratory conditions
ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGIST work in business sttings or within the government to study the effects of the environment on people
FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGIST work in legal, court, and correctional systems
APA DIVISIONS a scientific and professional society of psychologists and educators
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