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What is the definition or description of: psychology?

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

Fear (Definition)

I would define fear as an insecure feeling, a feeling of impending doom! This is a sort of defense mechanism we developed that help us to survive. Fear helps us from falling "off the cliffs, " as we know the consequences; and help us survive. Children unknowingly, fall off, as ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: clinical psychology?

What is the definition or description of: clinical psychology?

Definition/psych: Clinical psychology is a branch of psychology concerned with the assessment and treatment of mental illness and disability. A clinical psychologist generally had a doctorate. ...Read more

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What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

What is the relevance of psychology in health records?

Holistic health: From a general perspective, inclusion of psychological health factors in a health record are valuable for monitoring and treating the "whole" person. There is a great deal of research that demonstrates psychological factors (I.e., mental status, memory and neurocognition, general mental health, beliefs and thought patterns, ability to cope and resilience, etc.) affect health outcomes. ...Read more

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I want to know abot psychology but I want an easy refrence?

School: Psychology is its own multi-year degree. To "know about psychology" would require that investment; however, if you want a starter place to become aware of some aspects of psychology, you can try this about. Com site.

http://psychology. About. Com/od/psychology101/psychology_101_the_basics. Htm. ...Read more

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Describe health psychology?

Health psychology: Is a specialty area that focuses on the relationship between the psychological & physiological processes that impact an individual's health & well-being. Health psychologists are trained to know about the disease processes & physiology, & help patients manage chronic disease & avoid preventable diseases using psychological theory and research methods to assist patients maintiain healthy behaviors. ...Read more

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Possibilities of health psychology?

Possibilities of health psychology?

Health psychologists: Work in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and are consulted to help patients and their doctors better understand both psychological antecedents that exacerbate disease, as well as the psychological effects illness has on the patient, and offers ways to mitigate both in order to improve prognosis, well-being and overall quality of life. ...Read more

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What is integrated clinical psychology?

What is integrated clinical psychology?

Multi-centered Psych: Integrated clinical psychology emphasizes both professional collaboration and extensive clinical training with the goal of advancing the profession of psychology through scientific, clinical and scholarly contributions. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how is psychology stereotyped?

Can you tell me how is psychology stereotyped?

Quiet / Reserved: One stereotype is that all psychologists are reserved, quiet, and don't say much during psychotherapy sessions. Of course there are therapists like that. My experience, however, is that there are as many types of psychologists as there are people. The therapeutic relationship is the most important predictor of therapeutic success. Finding a therapist that matches your needs is key. ...Read more

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How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

How precise is psychiatry vs psychology?

Moderately: Precision depends on the practitioner and not the discipline. As in many fields of medicine, many pracitices are understood with a degree of certainty, but many others are vaguely defined. ...Read more

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What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

What kind of therapy is christian psychology?

Therapy + Christian: Christian therapists are not a homogenous group in terms of psychoanalytical orientation and technique. Someone who advertises their services as a "christian" therapist is usually a therapist (of any psychoanalytical persuasion) who integrates christianity-based spiritual counseling into their psychotherapeutic work. ...Read more

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What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

What is psychology? Is it the same as psychiatry?

Similar: Psychology is the study of behavior. Clinical psychology is the diagnosis and treatment or mental disorders. Psychiatry is the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders. These two disciplines have different training and have different focus for treatment. ...Read more

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How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

How are psychotherapy and clinical psychology different?

An apple and orange: Clinical psychology is a field of study or discipline. Psychotherapy is a treatment that is employed by clinical psychologists. Psychotherapy is aimed at behavior change to improve the quality of life of the patient. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Can you please tell me how psychology and psychiatry differ?

Psychiatrist is MD: A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in psychiatry, a branch of medicine, has gone to medical school, completed an internship and residency and maybe further training in child, geriatric, forensic, or addiction psychiatry. Can prescribe medication just like any other md. Psychologists go to graduate school after college, get phd in psychology. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

What is the main difference between psychology and psychiatry?

Educational track: Psychiatrists are medical doctors who after completing their graduate courses specialize in the field of psychiatry. Being physicians they are licensed to precribe medications. Psychologists on the other hand studied normal psychology and psychological disorders in a non medical domain. In the usa psychologist can treat mental illness but are not licensed to prescribe medications. ...Read more

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Can you believe in biolgical psychology and biological treatments?

Psychology: Yes. There is overwhelming evidence that biochemical changes in the brain are related to behavior, moods, and emotions, and medications can, in part along with psychotherapy, affect positive changes in those areas. ...Read more

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What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

What is the difference between counseling and clinical psychology?

PhD vs EdD: Clinical psychology resides within the department of psychology (PhD) whereas counseling psychology is in the department of education (EdD). Typically, the patient population for clinical psychologists is more pathological than for counseling psychologists and the training for clinical psychologists is more focussed on psychopathology. ...Read more

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How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

How are clinical psychology and mental health counseling different?

They are different: All sorts of professionals (social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists) can do mental health counseling, but only a licensed psychologist can do therapy and call it psychology. In order to become a licensed psychologist, one must get a doctorate in psychology and meet a number of other state requirements that other mental health professionals do not have. ...Read more

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What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

What is the difference between the fields of psychology and psychiatry?

Medical training: Psychiatrists go to medical school for 4 years and residency for another four years. Then many take a board examination.

Psychologists get training in a university and obtain a phd. They have to write a thesis and do a internship and sometimes a post doctorate. ...Read more

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What is health psychology and how does it help with stress effect on health?

Health psychology: Health psychology focuses on the psychological, behavioral, and cultural factors involved in health and illness. With regard to stress, thoughts, beliefs, behaviors, and environmental factors are involved, and HP involves addressing these factors, including changing beliefs, dissipating distressing thoughts, relaxation techniques, exercise, healthy diet, environmental changes, etc. ...Read more

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What is the difference between clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

Some: Counseling psychologists can get licensed for mental health purposes just like clinical. Usually they focus on more 'normative' problems in living, educational concerns, and occupational guidance and concerns. That said, I know of some counseling psychologists who work with severe mental illnesses. What really matters is experience and training, in addition to the base 'degree.'. ...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 are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

What are the differences between a degree in clinical psychology and counseling psychology?

Some similarities: Most generally, clinical psychologists work with severely mentally ill persons as opposed to counseling psychologists who may work primarily with the "worried well." Both disciplines are capable of working with both populations; there is a lot of overlap. The biggest difference comes in the focus of formal education: treatment/assessment of severely mentally ill versus day-to-day life stressors. ...Read more

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What steps should I take to become a nutritionist after graduating with a ba in psychology?

What steps should I take to become a nutritionist after graduating with a ba in psychology?

Multiple pathways: There are multiple pathways to becoming a nutritionist -- including certified nutritional specialist (cns), certified clinical nutritionist (ccn) as well as others: http://tinyurl. Com/mag8rto consider how you want to apply the training, and network with other nutrition professionals to get a feel for each. For physicians, integrative medicine and functional medicine provide great training. ...Read more

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Psychology: I am so very bored in retirement but cannot find paid employment. Top educated. Advice?

Psychology: I am so very bored in retirement but cannot find paid employment. Top educated. Advice?

Retirement goes best: When someone has a plan of action in place prior to retirement. One can always create one later if needed. If you can do so financially, consider volunteer work through a civic organization or religious group, e.g., hospice visitor, soup kitchen, meals on wheels, blood bank, etc. The world needs you and what you can do to help the rest of us a bit. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

What are the differences between philosophical counselling, humanistic psychology, and existential psychotherapy?

This is too broad of: A question for 400 characters. Each of the 3 types of counseling mentioned are based on the therapist's orientation to therapy. All three relate to their philosophy of how and why psychotherapy works. ...Read more

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What books should a engineering student read to study all about human psychology? (Deception and irrational behavior)

Too many to list.: Start with a book on general psychology. Also read personality theory and abnormal psychology. ...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?

Medical model: Training for psychiatry is decidedly very medical - one would have to obtain a MD degree (during which time you are working in various medical specialties that have nothing to do with psych... including surgery, gynecology, cardiology etc), and then at least 4 years of residency (usually starts out with 6 months of internal medicine and 3 months of neurology). ...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 psych: Deals w/the law, investigations, being in court. Clinical psychologist need a doctorate plus 2 years of experience and exams. They are licensed to diagnose and treat mental illness. Peace and good health. ...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