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Goals of Psychology
In this lecture ´´Introduction and Research Methods in Psychology´´ are explained. Section one is about ´´Goals of Psychology´´. Educator explains psychology. Then tells about psychologists and psychiatrists. After that role of psychologist is discussed. This is followed by goals of psychology. Likewise, its description, explanation and prediction are elucidated. Lastly, change behaviour is concerned.
Branches of Psychology
Section two is about ‘’Branches of Psychology’’. At first branches of psychology are introduced. Detailed discussion continues on clinical psychology. Its scope is also discussed. In the next slide cognitive psychology is explained. After that developmental psychology is pursued. Evolutionary psychology is the next subject of discussion. Then forensic psychology is presented. Moving onward information on health psychology is delivered. Neuropsychology is also reported. Educator also reveals information about occupational psychology. Moreover, social psychology, abnormal psychology, community psychology, consumer psychology, educational psychology, environmental psychology, and positive psychology are presented in detail.
History of Psychology
Section three is about ‘’History of Psychology’’. Initially educator reveals history and tells that Wilhelm Wundt founded psychology as an independent experimental field of study. This is followed by the discussion on book on principles of psychology. After that discussion continues on the contribution of Hermann Abbingaus and Sigmund Freud. Moreover, structuralism, behaviourism, and humanism are explained side by side. Then cognitive theory is focused. In the last slide perspective of today is discussed.
Schools of Thought
Section four is about ‘’Schools of Thought’’. Educator emphasize on major schools of thought in psychology. In the first few slides structuralism and functionalism are focused. Their strengths and criticisms are also reported. After that educator talks about gestalt psychology. Then behaviourist school of thought is explained. This is followed by the psychoanalytic school of thought. Next, is the humanistic school of thought. Lastly, cognitive school of psychology is pursued.
Section five is about ‘’Research Methods’’. Educator tells about naturalistic observation. In the next slide advantages and disadvantages are discussed. After that case study method is explained. This is followed by survey method. Then advantages and disadvantages are reported. Subsequently, experimental method is followed. Moving onward types of experimental method are discussed. Educator tells about correlational method and types of correlation. After that limitations of correlational studies are also discussed. Additionally, archival research is described. Its advantages and disadvantages are also presented. Concluding this section ethical guidelines for psychologists are revealed. Finally, other ethical guidelines come under consideration.