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Vocab Psychology

WordDefinition
Structuralist a psychologist who studies 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 studies the functions of consciousness
psychoanalyst a psychologist who studies how unconscious motives and conflicts determind human behavior
behavioralist 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,retrive, and use information and how cognitive processes influence our behavior
psychobiologist a psychologist who studies how physical ans chemical changes in out bodies influence out behaviors
dualism a philosophical theory based on the idea of opposing concepts, especially the theory that human beings are made up of two independent constituents, the body and the mind or soul
Gestalt Psychology a branch of psychology that treats behavior and perception as an integrated whole and not simply the sum of individual stimuli and responses
sociocultural psychology Studying the influence of cultural and ethnic similarities and differences on behavior and social functioning
psychiatry the medical specialty devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders.
clinical psychologist a psychologist who diagnoses and treats people with emotional disturbances
counseling psychologist a psychologist who usually helps people deal with problems of living
educational psychologist a psychologist whois concerned with helping students learn
community psychologist psychologist who may work in a mental health or social walfare agency
industrial/organizational psychologist a psychologist who uses psychological concepts to make the work place a more satisfying enviromentfor employees and managers
experimental psychologist a psychologist who studies sensation, perception, learning , motivation, and emotion in carefully controlling labratory conditions
enviromental Psychologist Studies the effects of the enviroment on people
forensic psychologist a psychologist who diagnose, evaluate, and treat people reguarding the Law and chriminal behavior
APA division American Psychology applicant Division
Created by: EmilyRose707