PSY 101 Psychology in General
How well do you know psychology already?
Take 15-item True/False "Conceptions of Psychology" quiz which has questions taken from many different areas of psychology.
Score Quiz (Fr. Hevern will provide the right answers)
Discuss results and implications of quiz
Psychology's Early History (up to the 1950s)1. The Birth of a New Science
2. The Battle of Differing
Schools of Psychology: Structuralism vs.
3. Freud and the Unconscious
4. Behaviorism Challenges
5. Skinner's Behaviorism
Questions Free Will
6. Humanists Revolt:
Get back to the human person
"Humanists" argued that human beings are different from other animals, particularly in exercising freedom and showing a potential to develop or grow in new and more advanced and positive ways.
1. Psychology Comes of Age as
2. Psychology Returns to Its Roots: Interest in Cognition and Physiology
| 3. Psychology
to the Whole World:
The Move to Cultural Diversity in Research
| 4. The
Emergence of Evolutionary Psychology
• James Watson & Francis Crick in 1953 discover the shape of the DNA molecule
|5. Psychology Moves in a Positive Direction|
"Psychology is the science that studies behavior and the physical and cognitive processes that underlie behavior AND it is the profession that applies the accumulated knowledge of this science to practical problems.
What do psychologists do?
"Psychologists study cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behavior by observing, interpreting, and recording how people relate to one another and their environments."Median Pay (2016)
Types of Psychologists
- Clinical Psychologists
- Health Psychologists
- Counseling Psychologists
- Developmental Psychologists
- Forensic Psychologists
- Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
- School Psychologists
- Social Psychologists
- Psychologists also become university, college, and high school teachers
- $75,230 per year
- $36.17 per hour
Number of Jobs in U.S. 2016 = 166,600
Job Outlook for 2016 to 2026 = 14% growth (faster than average) = 22,600 jobs
- Independent; healthcare; schools (higher ed; K-12); private practice; business & gov't
How to Become A Psychologist
Although psychologists typically need a doctoral degree in psychology, a master’s degree is sufficient for some positions. Psychologists in independent practice also need a license.