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I was thinking about going for my B.S. in Psychology and was wondering if this would be a degree that's looked at highly by medical schools thanks?
Meh.: All the sources I've seen say there are a lot of other more important features to being a good applicant. 1) GPA and other hard metrics 2) school 3) Genki. Japanese term encompassing passion/energy/drive/personal energy. Demonstrable by self-directed activities of real worth. I'm pretty sure my father pulled personal strings and did some low-level bribing, but that's not generally applicable. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
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
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Mental health: Mental health is pertinent to many medical specialties, because it can affect the illnesses each covers as well as patients' ability to work with treatment. Psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, etc are all professionals working in the area of "mental health." so "mental health" is a large umbrella topic vital to overall health. Psychology is merely one area within that. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Psychology; Is there any place in Florida where a pair of pants be properly hemmed without a lot of mistakes?
Not a health "? ": Ask health related questions - that's not one. Read more
In psychology, how to convince someone important to you that you have a problem but he doesn't believe you? Helpp
Talk to him about: His reactions and fear of acknowledging your problem. If you're in therapy, invite him to a session. If you're not in therapy, find a therapist to help with your problem and your relationship. If you need information for him, find internet sites or books that explain your problem in a way you like. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Hello, I'm a french student in psychology and I'm really interested in the "iwqol-kids" but I don't find it. Would you please send it to me?
Test: Hi, if that's a test that is copyrighted, you'll need to find someone who can access it, such as one of your professors. Read more
I found this thing on psychology today website, it's a telepsychiatrist. What do you think? I live about 80mi from sacremento, this would work
Good option....: This is a good option if you live far from a provider. If your goal is simply medication management, telepsychiatry shouldn't be a problem. However, if you are seeking ongoing therapy, you may want to combine telepsychiatry/telepsychology with face-to-face appointments with your provider. Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Psychology #: An acquaintence said that he does not want to let people know what he really thinks in social circles. Lies a lot. Why does this happen?
People who lie: As a psychologist, I tend to look at all behaviors as means of protecting the integrity of the individual. People act in many different ways in order to keep them safe from harm. Sometimes behaviors do not make sense to others but they do make sense to the individual who is exhibiting the behavior. Read more