Psychology

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Psychology is the scientific study of mental functions and behaviours. The study of psychology helps us understand of we act and how we feel. A major part of psychology is dealing with and helping people with mental health issues. Psychology has many branches including neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, cognitive psychology etc. Ivan Pavlov (1849-1936): Was a Russian psychologist made famous the experiment where he would condition the dogs to respond to certain cues. This is a good example of behavioural psychology. B.F Skinner (1904-1990): He was made famous for his theories on behaviourism. Thought that behaviours could be changed through repeated rewards or punishments. His theories and techniques are still used today. Freud was a very famous psychologist who believed that the human mind was made up of the id, the ego, and the superego. He brought to light the idea of the conscious and the unconscious mind. Jean Piaget was a major influence especially in understanding children's psychology and their intellectual development. William James is known as the father of American psychology. He contributed to functionalism, pragmatism and much more. A psychologist studies how we think, feel and act. A psychologist also treats, evaluates and diagnoses many different mental issues. There are many different types of psychologists including cognitive psychologists and clinical psychologists. Psychologists engage in research, experiments, practice and teaching across a wide range of topics regarding the mind. Psychologists help people overcome many difficulties that people experience in their daily lives. Psychologists help people with mental health issues or people just trying to overcome a breakup. Psychologists deal with fami... ... middle of paper ... ...n easily be transferred to other fields of work including: management and administration, marketing, social work and the list goes on. Works Cited http://psychology.about.com/od/psychology101/f/psychfaq.htm http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/tp/ten-influential-psychologists.htm http://www.cpa.ca/public/whatisapsychologist/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psychologist http://www.cpa.ca/students/career/becomingapsychologist/ http://psychology.about.com/od/careersinpsychology/a/psychologist-salaries.htm http://www.anpaonline.org/what-is-neuropsychology http://www.prospects.ac.uk/sport_and_exercise_psychologist_job_description.htm http://sportsmedicine.about.com/od/sportspsychology/a/sportpsych.htm http://psychology.about.com/od/careersinpsychology/a/careersbach.htm http://psychology.about.com/od/historyofpsychology/tp/ten-influential-psychologists.htm

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