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How did behavioral medicine develop vs developmental psychology?
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
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In brief: Developmental
Psychology said/says that you need to change your thinking to change your behavior. But a guy by the name of aaron beck said that you can change behavior first and that will help change the thinking.

In brief: Developmental
Psychology said/says that you need to change your thinking to change your behavior. But a guy by the name of aaron beck said that you can change behavior first and that will help change the thinking.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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Dr. Bob Stewart
The study of developmental psychology focuses on normal stages of development in humans. We know a lot about brain development and natural maturation and what capabilities to expect at various ages. From knowing what is typical, we can detect when a person is not developing at an expected rate and can do something to correct some developmental problems. Also, by predicting what is normal at various stages of life, we can be more understanding of normal variations in behavior. Behavioral medicine developed as we began to realize how much a person's emotions, thinking, perceptions, and personality affect physical health. Those factors can either enhance or inhibit health and wellness. They can be major factors in complying or not with medical treatments. Behavioral medicine and developmental psychology are not very closely related.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Extremely helpful, Dr. Stewart!
Dr. Georgia Noon
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Clinical trials/obs
Behavioral medicine eveloped through clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of different medications in treating clinical disorders.
Developmental psychology is concesrned with child development and gathered inforation thruough observing and testing children from infancy through adulthood

In brief: Clinical trials/obs
Behavioral medicine eveloped through clinical trials to determine the effectiveness of different medications in treating clinical disorders.
Developmental psychology is concesrned with child development and gathered inforation thruough observing and testing children from infancy through adulthood
Dr. Georgia Noon
Dr. Georgia Noon
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Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology
In brief: Growth vs behavior
Developmental psychology concerns itself with studying stages of development from prenatal stages through death in organisms human and animal alike.
Behavioral medicine concerns itself with the study of human and animal behaviors, and how they can be altered or changed for the betterment of the organism, be it human or animal.

In brief: Growth vs behavior
Developmental psychology concerns itself with studying stages of development from prenatal stages through death in organisms human and animal alike.
Behavioral medicine concerns itself with the study of human and animal behaviors, and how they can be altered or changed for the betterment of the organism, be it human or animal.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Dr. Andrew Berry
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