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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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I would like to develop neurofeedback software. Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

I would like to develop neurofeedback software.  Can you tell me what degree would be best for me? (psychology, neurology, biomedical research)?

Choices: There are multiple ways to prepare yourself to do this. Neurology requires a medical degree (md or do) plus 1 year of internal medicine internship, then 3 more years in neurology residency. Psychology education varies depending on how you mean to use it -- but you'll need a phd to do independent research. Biomedical engineers typically have an ms or phd to do this kind of research & development. ...Read more

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I plan to try and help research the cause of homosexuality. Which degree would be more beneficial: degree in biology,psychology,or an MD? Or all three

I plan to try and help research the cause of homosexuality. Which degree would be more beneficial: degree in biology,psychology,or an MD? Or all three

Homosexuality: Any of these paths can lead you to your goal. Follow your passion and you will succeed. Start with a guidance counselor or advisor to help you plan your future education. ...Read more

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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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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