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psych vocabulary

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Structuralist a psychologist who studied the basic elements that make up conscious mental experiences
Introspection a method of self-observation in which participants report on their thoughts and feelings
Functionalist a psychologist who studied the function (rather than the structure) of consciousness
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 environment
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 behaviors
Dualism the concept that the mind and body are seprate and distinct
Gestalt Psychology A group of psychologists, disadreed with the principles of structuralism and behaviorism
Sociocultural Psychology involves studing 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 psychologist a psyschologist who diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances
couseling 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 pschologist a psychologist who uses psychological 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 a psychologist who studies the effects of the environment on people
forensic psychologist a branch of psychology that deals with diagnosis, evaluation, treatment, and testimony regrading the law and criminal behavior
APA Divisions American Psychological Associations founded in 1892, is a scientific and professional society of psychologists and educators.
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