IMAGE SOURCE What is Behavioral Psychology? Behavioral psychology entails the analysis of how a person's emotions and thoughts affect behavior. For example, how do negative thoughts and preoccupation with imaginary events control behavior? Simply stated, it is the study of how the mind influences behavior. Behaviorism is another term frequently applied to this area of . . .
IMAGE SOURCE According to Wikipedia, Criminal justice is the delivery of justice to those who have committed crimes. This succinct definition does not do justice (pun intended) to the various modes and levels of fighting crime. There is law enforcement, the judicial/courts system, corrections, forensics, rehabilitation, criminal law, terrorism, and more. In this post, we . . .
You've always wondered how the world works. Why star patterns change throughout the year. Or how trees change their colors in the Fall. Or perhaps, what would happen if everyone on Earth jumped up and landed at the same time. This scientific impulse -- to question how the world works, and proceed to find answers . . .
Many potential students are innately drawn to psychology. Obtaining a degree can already be a journey of self-discovery. And to many, it just makes sense to couple this journey with a literal study of self-discovery: a study of the human mind. Thinkers and artists have speculated about psychological questions for all of time. And many . . .
One thing they do share is the prefix of psych. In Ancient Greek, psyche (ψυχη) meant the soul or spirit. Another source, Free Dictionary, states the origin from Greek psūkho-, soul, life, which came from psūkhē. In English, the prefix psycho- or psych-refers to mind, mental. Definitions Psychotherapy: The treatment of mental illness or related issues . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Clinical psychology is a compilation of theory and clinical knowledge for the improvement of behavioral and emotional problems. Their research into gerontology, sports, and the criminal mind has improved the assessment and treatment of mental disorders. Approximately, 50% of clinical psychologists in the U.S. have a doctoral degree. Forensic psychology involves an understanding of . . .