Mental disorders which falls under the umbrella of Abnormal psychology can be attributed to the ability to treat and diagnose mental disorders. Based on advances such as the development of the scientific method psychologists are now able to fully and efficiently attribute the causes of mental disorders to physical and unphysical traits. The process i...
Clinical psychology aims to understand, treat and prevent psychological distress and dysfunction thus to encourage good health, good adaptive thinking and a healthy lifestyle. People working in this field research into mental dysfunction suffered by the patients, assess their cognitive state of mind and perform psychotherapy to decrease the psychological symptoms and/ or the underlying causes.
... The unfortunate result of too many well-meaning and hardworking physicians who continue to ignore important advances in psychology, particularly the developing field of positive psychology, is that they continue to struggle and their groups too often fail. It is time for the medical profession to develop new strategies and techniques which are not only "efficient," but also based on a more nuanced appreciation of how the human mind works – and doesn’t work. Physicians who vigilantly monitor the demands foisted on their personal lives while developing new practice management strategies are more likely to not simply "get by", but to flourish economically while enjoying the practice of medicine. The results will be higher morale, higher productivity, genuine teamwork, ease in attracting great talent, lower turnover, and enhanced individual and organizational success.
Psychology has held a focus on distress since World War II (Seligman, 2002) but it is not merely the study of pathology, feebleness and damage, but should also be of strengths and virtue. Taking an economic standpoint much more could be made from curing mental illnesses, and since then we have soared in the understanding of and therapy for mental illnesses. Unfortunately, this led to the rest of what psychology was meant to be being forgotten. With the help of the American Psychology journal and the belief that understanding human strengths can actually help prevent the damage of disease, stress and disorder, the next five years of the positive psychology (PP) movement was found with the recognition of the imbalance.
Qualitative research presents academic information I manner that does not utilize numerical analysis of the findings. Research is depicted with non-statistical descriptors and according to (Wood, 2010, p. 56); “one important sense in which the term ‘qualitative’ is used is simply to refer to the use of data which yields a deep and detailed picture of the subject matter”. Analysis of qualitative research requires the reader to examine several aspects in order for the research to deemed high quality. To begin an analysis the reader needs to make sure the information answers the research question and making sure the data is presented accurately and according to how the findings occur throughout the investigation. The
Psychology’s history is a relatively rough one and has only recently been considered a science. According to Martin Seligman (2000), negative psychology is psychology that deals with recovery and healing, using the disease model. This type of psychology has been popular in America since the end of World War II because of grants given to the industry during that time (Seligman, 2000). That time period left positive psychology, the psychology of developing ones skill and wellbeing and perfecting what is already there, overlooked and forgotten. But what psychologist have recently recognized is that positive psychology can be just as useful as negative psychology but it is a vastly under developed area. Thus many scientists have embraced the new frontier of positive psychology. I did a study on the subject of positive psychology. I took two life experiences, one that I found personal pleasure in, and another that wasn’t as fun at the time but benefited others and compared and contrasted the resulting feelings of happiness.
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When I began my studies at the University of Northern Iowa, I had an interest in the field of psychology, but I was not yet sure that I wanted to pursue a career in that area. The classes that I consequently took and the professors that taught them solidified my desire to receive a degree in psychology.
Methods are techniques and procedures followed in order to gather data relating to any topic under investigation (Carey, 2013). The underlying theory affects the choice of research methods including whether the researcher uses qualitative or quantitative methods, or a mixture of both, and why (Biggam, 2008). This study was conducted utilising existing literature from a variety of sources from books, academic journals and articles, legislation and policy documents and
Qualitative research utilizes different theoretical assumptions, such as approaches of inquiry, techniques of data collection, and analysis and understanding (Kakulu, 2014). A qualitative approach gives emphasis to the qualities of entities, processes and meanings that are not experimentally examined or measured in terms of quantity, amount, intensity or frequency (Denzin 2010). Therefore, (Denzin, 2010) described qualitative research the definitions, characteristics, meanings, concepts, metaphors, symbols, and description of things. The research questions often stress how social experience is created and given meaning. This type of inquiry stresses the relationship between the researcher and the participants,
One of the major foundation of research is qualitative methodologies. Qualitative research collect the information in the non-numerical structure; it is created to reveal target persons behavior and viewpoint that drive it with reference to particular topics and problems. It usually used in-depth studies of small group of people or each individual, participant observation, group discussions and diary exercises to guide and help the development of theories (Flick, 2009). Example of this
According to Zoltán Dörneyei and Ema Ushioda, qualitative research involves “data collec-tion procedures that result primarily in open-ended, non-numerical data which are then analysed primarily by non-statistical methods” (Dörnyei & Ushioda, 2011, p. 203). We have performed three interviews, transcribed the audio-files and lastly analysed the individual interview by examining the final written data.
Both qualitative and quantitative research methods are valuable and important research methods. Implementing just one research method may lead to limited findings of a study. Only the qualitative research methodology was used in this study and that could be the reason for some limitations in terms of addressing all the aspects relating to the main research question.