What is psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of an individuals behavior and mental processes.
Behavior is an action or mannerism made by a living organism. Or in other words an action of a living being that can be observed. An example of an observable behavior is the way you talk or the way you walk.
Mental processes are internal experiences such as thoughts , beliefs, and emotions.
Subfields of Psychology
--Tries to explain how the relationships influence behavior and understanding.(Example: How your brain and your eyes communicate to interpret words you're reading on the screen.)
--A pattern of behavior or mental symptoms that impact multiple life areas and create distress for the affected person.
--Relationship between parents and children influences children's relationships later in life (teens and adults)
--Use knowledge of psychology and criminal justice to advise legal experts.
--Help lawyers choose members of a jury that will decide the outcome of a case.
--Personality tests on employees.
--use results to tell which individuals are best suited to fill and open job position.
--Why some people procrastinate and some start working right a way.
--How behaviors are impacted by social environments
--Who is most likely to help in an emergency? Someone who is alone or someone who is part of a group?
--A student us regularly experiencing academic challenges in a classroom. (leaning disability?)