Human Development Final Exam

Erin Scanlon

What is child psychology?

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This particular branch focuses on the mind and behavior of children from prenatal development through adolescence.

What career options are open to child psychologists? Salary?

Child psychologists can work in a wide variety of settings including schools, private practice, hospitals and research settings. Child psychologists employed in school settings may help children struggling with behavior issues, while those who work in private therapy practices often assess, diagnose and treat specific mental disorders.

Salary: "The U.S. Department of Labor reports that in 2008 the median yearly salary for child psychologists was $64,000."

Alfred Alder

Who is Alfred Alder?

Alfred Adler was a physician, psychotherapist, and the founder of Adlerian psychology, sometimes called individual psychology. He is considered the first community psychologist, because his work pioneered attention to community life, prevention, and population health. Adlerian psychology emphasizes the human need and ability to create positive social change and impact. He was one of the first practitioners to provide family and group counseling and to use public education as a way to address community health. He was among the first to write about the social determinants of health and of mental health.

Psych Theory!

Adler developed the first holistic theory of personality, psychopathology, and psychotherapy that was intimately connected to a humanistic philosophy of living.His best known work is the practice and theory of individual psychology. His lectures and books for the general public are characterized by common sense. His clinical books and journal articles reveal an uncommon understanding of mental disorders, a deep insight into the art of healing, and a great inspiration for encouraging optimal human development.Adler began addressing such crucial and contemporary issues as equality, parent education, the influence of birth order, life style, and the holism of individuals. Adler believed that we all have one basic desire and goal: to belong and to feel significant.
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How does this relate to our class?

This theory relates to what we'e been learning because Adler began addressing such crucial and contemporary issues as equality, parent education, the influence of birth order, life style, and the holism of individuals. In class we've learned both about parent education and also topics similar to birth order and at what age people should have children.

Work cited

Mitchell, Gregorry. "Alfred Adler & Adlerian Individual Psychology." Alfred Adler & Adlerian Individual Psychology. Web. 19 May 2016.

"Alfred Adler: Theory and Application." Practical Psychology, Inspiring Change. Web. 19 May 2016.

Fisher, Molly. "Alfred Adler." Psychology History. May 2001. Web. 19 May 2016.