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Doctor insights on: Development Of Cognitive Psychology As A Discipline Milestones

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I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

I do psychology and when I tested a number of young people using the MOCA cognitive assessment they failed? Do they have dementia?

Neuropsychologist : Dementia is a very serious diagnosis and should NOT be based on the findings of one single test. The MOCA has only been validated for mild cognitive impairment, not full dementia. The patient needs a full evaluation administered by a neuropsychologist who specializes in geriatric issues. A comprehensive battery of tests will be administered to indicate a much more comprehensive clinical picture. ...Read more

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Discipline (Definition)

Discipline is a topic that includes recommendations on how to systematically train a person to have good moral behavior, follow important rules, know right from wrong, learn strong work habits, etc... Discipline should be seen ...Read more


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Meaning of growth and development in the field of psychology?

Meaning of growth and development in the field of psychology?

Please clarify: Please clarify what you mean by "meaning, " "growth, " and "development." are you referring to the growth and development of the field of psychology itself, or growth and development as an aspect of human mental experience? ...Read more

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What are important cognitive milestones for my one year old daughter?

What are important cognitive milestones for my one year old daughter?

12 month milestone: Developmentally: babies at 12 mo. Will call mom mama and dad dada, and maybe one more word.Some are walking but most are crawling cruising and pulling up to stand. Waving clapping and pincer grasp. ...Read more

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Is global developmental delay considered cognitive, if so how is a child's intelligence determined? What factors besides milestones are considered?

Definitions: The term "cognitive" confers the idea of the child thinking through an idea like responding to a stranger or formulating speech.The term global implys that both thinking & motor skill sets are involved in a process.Kids can have isolated fine motor, gross motor or thinking delays. Special scales like the bailey or minnesota child development inventory can assess these areas of early child developme. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: psychology?

Def of psychology: The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of a person or group. ...Read more

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Why do so many people fail the moca? My psychology class was tested and a lot of people failed even though most are below age 25

Screening tool: The MoCA is a screening tool for mild cognitive impairment. It is not specific for alzheimers. As with all screening tools, the test will have a larger group of people that it indicates need further evaluation then really have any cognitive issues. This is important in screening tests to avoid "missing" those who do have issues. A screening tool is designed to reduce false-negatives. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me the important differences between psychiatry and psychology?

READ BELOW: A psychiatrist is a physician, a trained medical doctor. He will probably have more familiarity with medical illness that has psychiological symptoms. Also as a dr hr can prescribe medicaltions. These range from helpful to necessary, because there are things that will not respind to talk therapy or cognitive behavioraltherapy. As psychologist a ph d has had years of study and can be excellent too. ...Read more

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What is forensic psychology? I went to tour a college today and Its the major of a student. How does it differ from other types of psychology?

What is forensic psychology? I went to tour a college today and Its the major of a student. How does it differ from other types of psychology?

Forensic Psychology: Forensic psychology requires a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D or Psy.D). The psychologist conducts full psychological batteries (cognitive, adaptive, achievement, personality) to help answer questions about an individual (usually court-ordered and involving risk). Some questions forensic psychologists include determining custody, sex offender recidivism, fitness for duty, fire-setting, etc. ...Read more

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Trying to decide between psychology and psychiatry. What do you think are the benefits of each path? How do I decide?

Trying to decide between psychology and psychiatry. What do you think are the benefits of each path? How do I decide?

Both are good: choices. Psychiatry is primarily focused on medication for mental health issues these days. Clinical Psychology focused on diagnosis, treatment, and research. You will learn various ways to help others such as cognitive therapy, psychological assessment, mind-body medicine, etc. Interview a few of each profession if you can. Peace and good health. Time frame for training is about the same. ...Read more

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Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Whats the difference between clinical psychology and psychiatry for lifestyle health problems?

Talk vs. medication: Clinical psychologist might help you through the life-style changes on emotional, cognitive and behavioral levels through various techniques. While psychiatrist are potentially trained in provision of psychotherapy, their primary focus is medication management if the stress becomes unbearable and functioning of the client is impaired. ...Read more

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Psychology (Definition)

The formal definition of psychology is: the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. The mental characteristics or attitude of ...Read more