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  psychology - Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The foundations of modern psychology were laid by 17th-century philosopher Thomas Hobbes, who argued that scientific causes could be established for every sort of phenomenon through deductive reasoning.
Important contributions were made in the physiological understanding of human psychology by French philosopher Condillac, F. Gall, the German founder of phrenology, and French surgeon Paul Broca, who localized speech centers in the brain.
Some other branches of the field include developmental psychology, which studies the changes in thought and behavior through the course of life; experimental psychology, which is the laboratory research involved in the understanding of the mind; and personality psychology, which deals specifically with individual personality and the processes by which it is formed.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-psychlgy.html   (1527 words)

 Cleveland State University Psychology Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Coursework in psychology introduces the student to different areas of study in psychology and to the research from which psychological knowledge comes.
Psychology is considered to be both a natural science and a social science.
Psychology is an appropriate undergraduate major for those planning careers in business, law, medicine, nursing, or teaching.
www.csuohio.edu /psy   (354 words)

Although psychology is a relatively new science, it already concerns itself with an astonishing variety of phenomena.
The requirements for the major are flexible so that students may choose from a broad range of topics that include child growth and development, personality, psychological disorders, biological psychology, sensation and perception, memory and cognition, social psychology, cross-cultural psychology, forensic psychology, and the psychology of women.
Psychology students at Beloit have accepted positions with ARCO International, IBM, Arthur Andersen Consulting, the University of Wisconsin, Northwestern University Hospital, and clinics, school districts, and colleges across the country.
www.beloit.edu /~academic/fields/majors/psychology_overview.php   (572 words)

 Psychology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, biological psychology, the scientific study of the biological bases of behavior and mental states, is a subfield of biology and psychology which deals with this mental effects.
In 1879 Wilhelm Wundt (1832-1920)(known as the father of Psychology) founded a laboratory at the Leipzig University in Germany specifically to focus on the study of psychology.
Since some areas of psychology rely on "soft" research methods such as surveys and questionnaires, some have said that those areas of psychology are not as scientific as psychologists claim.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Psychology   (5030 words)

For Epicurus, psychology was a branch of physics in subordination to a theory of hedonistic ethics.
To Albertus Magnus and St. Thomas the popularization of the psychology of Aristotle throughout Europe during the thirteenth century was mainly due.
In empirical psychology, with modern writers, the next step after determining the method of the science is to attempt a classification of the phenomena of mental life.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12545b.htm   (4472 words)

Psychology is the study of mental processes and behavior.
For psychology majors and minors, only psychology courses in which grades of C- or above are obtained will fulfill the psychology requirements, and students must have a cumulative grade point average of C or above in psychology courses.
Psychology majors who graduate with a G.P.A. of 3.5 or higher in their psychology courses and supervised thesis, or with the approval of the department, may be eligible for honors in psychology.
academics.adelphi.edu /artsci/psy   (338 words)

 What is Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Psychology is the scientific study of the behavior of humans and animals.
Social psychology is concerned with the effects of social situations on human behavior.
A Ph.D. in psychology is required for teaching at the university level and for licensing as a psychologist (independent practice of psychotherapy).
www.psychology.sdsu.edu /whatispsy.html   (258 words)

 The Department of Psychology at Temple University
Psychology Faculty at Temple have a strong commitment to scholarly and scientific excellence.
Psychology Faculty at Temple also have focused on excellence in teaching, which has been acknowledged through awards to individual faculty, including Temple's own "Great Teacher" award, and the Lindback Foundation award.
In the wider University the Psychology Department has collaborative arrangements with other departments in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Health Professions, the College of Education, the College of Science and Technology, and the Medical School.
www.temple.edu /psychology   (544 words)

 Psychology Department Home Page
Most university departments of psychology will say they seek excellence in research, teaching, and service and that they are nationally competitive; many will say their university is research extensive and that their clinical program is APA approved.
Psychology is one of the more popular majors at GSU and there are a number of ways for undergraduates to become involved.
Our space includes a Psychology Clinic (services to the community, training for grad students), an undergraduate computer lab, and the expected faculty office and research space; additional space specifically for neuroscience labs is available in a nearby building.
www.gsu.edu /~wwwpsy   (617 words)

 Yeshiva University: Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Ferkauf is dedicated to education, psychology clinical practice, and research.   The school offers three doctoral and one masters program for a diverse group of students in an intimate setting.   Its nationally respected educational program, dedicated faculty, and international student body have earned Ferkauf an outstanding reputation.
In classes and one-on-one consultations, students have access to Ferkauf scholars and practitioners who are continually expanding their expertise through publication and practice.  They advise, advocate,  have established practices, receive federal grant funding for research, and present at national and international conferences.
Psychology has consistently been featured by U.S. News and World Report in its annual tally of “best jobs for the future,” including the specialty areas of  counseling, private-practice psychotherapy, family counseling and gerontology.  In addition, Psychology as a career has one of the highest Job Satisfaction ratings of all the professions.
www.yu.edu /ferkauf   (690 words)

The psychology curriculum acquaints students with a wide range of psychological theories and methods that form the basis for contemporary psychology.
Psychology students may also tie in their overseas study experiences with their interest in psychology.
The field of clinical psychology is popular and many of our students head for graduate school in clinical counseling, while others choose to enter the fields of experimental, social, cognitive, health, and developmental psychology.
www.lclark.edu /COLLEGE/DEPAR/PSYC/index.html   (1014 words)

To achieve the mission of the psychology program, students study a range of topics that expose them to a variety of methodologies and laboratory experiences that will enable them to evaluate, interpret and solve problems in the workplace, at home and in their community.
The psychology faculty's mission is to prepare and to inspire students to be active as both scholars and practitioners in the field of psychology.
Psychology faculty make every effort to cultivate and encourage students' imaginations, insights, and a respect for the spirit of inquiry that has fueled the field of psychology.
www.hpu.edu /index.cfm?section=undergrad30   (705 words)

 Department of Psychology
Psychology may be defined as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes and how an organism's physical state, mental state, and external environment affect them.
A psychology background may be applicable in almost any career that involves the needs of and interactions with people.
As a psychology student you will have the opportunity to participate in cutting edge research under the supervision of field leaders, have fun in psych club and boost your vita by competing in our spring poster competition.
www.psychology.iastate.edu   (238 words)

 Psychology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Department of Psychological Science offers a major in psychology that is intended to serve students with a variety of career goals.  Some students seek employment immediately following graduation.  Others students use the major as preparation for graduate study or for a career as a high school social studies or psychology teacher.
Graduate students in psychology serve as teaching assistants in survey courses and as research assistants in laboratory classes.
Classes for psychology majors, which range from twenty to forty students, are normally taught by regular, full-time faculty members.
www.bsu.edu /students/admissions/article/0,,22276--,00.html   (490 words)

 Amazon.com: Psychology: Books: David G. Myers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
I took a psychology course during my undergraduate years in the late 1980's and though both of my parent have doctorates in psychology, before reading this book, which is the assigned text for a psych class I'm currently taking, I never really had a very good appreciation for the science of psychology.
If you are considering studying psychology or would just like to know what it is all about then certainly buy this book the content is comprehensive with information and chapters to do with learning, sensation, the developing person, states of consciousness, emotion, memory, personality, psychological disorders and many more with too much to detail here.
Psychology with this book is fun and you will get a lot out of it, well worth the money even with the US dollar converted to Australian.
www.amazon.com /Psychology-David-G-Myers/dp/0716752514   (1656 words)

 Cornell Psychology Department
Psychology has its beginnings at Cornell University in 1891, with the establishment of a laboratory of experimental psychology--only the ninth to be founded in the United States.
Then for a time, beginning in 1909, psychology courses began to be listed as a separate division under the general heading of the School.
Today the Department of Psychology is a thriving community of education and scholarship, with 26 faculty members directing undergraduate and graduate students in classwork and research.
www.psych.cornell.edu   (376 words)

 Aristotle's Psychology (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
He takes psychology to be the branch of science which investigates the soul and its properties, but he thinks of the soul as a general principle of life, with the result that Aristotle's psychology studies all living beings, and not merely those he regards as having minds, human beings.
Second, because Aristotle's hylomorphism was initially developed to handle puzzles of change and generation, its deployment in philosophical psychology is sometimes strained, insofar as Aristotle is not immediately willing to treat every instance of perception and thought as a straightforward instance of change in some continuing subject.
The first is straightforward: psychology considers all animate entities, and the nutritive soul belongs to all naturally living things, since it is “the first and most common capacity of soul, in virtue of which life belongs to all living things” (De Anima ii 4, 415a24-25).
plato.stanford.edu /entries/aristotle-psychology   (9284 words)

Psychology is the science of mental processes and behavior.
Finally, it must be shocking for many young students, contemplating a career of helping people and the human race through psychology, to discover that most academic psychologists don't think psi exists and that most standard psych textbooks do not consider parapsychology worthy of even an honorable mention.
According to Wagner and Monnet, in a 1979 study of 1,100 college professors in the United States, only 34% of psychologists surveyed believe that ESP is either an established fact or a likely possibility.
skepdic.com /psych.html   (811 words)

 Main Page - Psychology Wiki
Our goal is to share, without costs of any kind, psychology knowledge between academic and professional psychologists and with a wider audience of non-psychologists.
Psychology and medicine are changing sciences and not all therapies are clearly established.
The contributors to the Psychology Wiki have used their best efforts to provide information that is up-to-date and accurate and reflects generally accepted academic standards at the time of publication.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Main_Page   (649 words)

 Psychology (PSYCH)
The course will consider the psychology of food at all levels of psychology, from perception (e.g., how smell, sight, sound, feel, and taste influence flavor) to cognition (e.g., how memory influences how much we eat), development (e.g., how food preferences develop), and psychopathology (e.g., what are the causes of eating disorders).
Prerequisite: Psychology 1071 (0070) and Psychology 2102 (0240), Psychology 2501 (0260) or Psychology 2502 (0265).
Prerequisite: Psychology 1071 (0070) and 2501 (0260) or 2502 (0265), and 2196 (W123).
www.temple.edu /bulletin/ugradbulletin/ucd/ucd_psych.html   (3557 words)

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