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What is abnormal psychology !!!?

What is abnormal psychology !!!?

It sounds like you: may be taking a course called abnormal psychology soon. It is the study of pathological behavior or psychological problems and diagnoses. Be careful not to diagnose yourself or others during the process. You may see some of the symptoms you learn about around or within you. It takes many years of training and experience t diagnose properly. A more basic counseling course is more useful.Peace. ...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


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What's contingency management in psychology?

What's contingency management in psychology?

Reinforcement: In applied behavioral analysis it is the arranging of contingencies in order to produce a specified behavior. As a treatment for mental disorders or substance abuse, behaviors are rewarded (or sometimes punished). If a reward (or + reinforcer) is given, it is in response to (or contingent upon) a desirable target behavior. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

Is there such a thing as adolescent psychology?

There sure is!: Some psychologists specialize in studying child and adolescent behavior. Some also specialize in treating children and adolescents who are struggling for one reason or another. ...Read more

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In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

In psychology, how to know if someone is lying ?

Can and can't : What makes poker fun is - you really can't tell reliably when someone is lying. If the person lying has a negative emotional response because they are lying, they may have sympathetic nervous system signs - heart rate, flushing skin, averted eye contact, word finding problems ; more confusing (non-direct) language, also may be avoidant or confrontative. Knowing the person well helps detect changes. ...Read more

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How can you improve your health with psychology?

Mindfulness....: Mindfulness psychology can help a person gain better insight and awareness of their physical condition opening the door to improvement in mind and body. The mind and body health are connected and improving one invariably improves the other. ...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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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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Is it true that psychology does not help crazy people?

No: You are wise to use the word 'help', less so for 'crazy'. But I think I know what you mean. Psychology is very helpful. Depending on the exact Dx medication may also be needed, but psychology is a big help in all cases. It's where changes are learned and understanding is gained. Best wishes! ...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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What is the difference between a PhD vs D.psych. (Psychology) ?

Research vs Clinical: A PhD is typically a research degree that emphasizes experimentation, time in the library, and publications with lesser of an emphasis on clinical work. A PsyD on the other hand, is a clinical degree that emphasizes work with patients instead of research quite so much ...Read more