These professionals possess great skills and characteristics required to offer assistance to the patients to help them be better and function in society. Mental health is a severe problem that affects many individual’s way of thinking, their feelings, and how they behave in several different ways. Professionals need to acquire the right skills and characteristics to properly handle these mental health patients. Studying criminal justice at the University of Phoenix has opened up opportunities for me to learn more about working in the human services field. This will help me to gain employment in numerous state and federal level agencies.
Foundation of Psychology Kelli Sumpter Psy 300 May 4, 2015 Lorraine Eyre Foundation of Psychology Psychology is a scientific study of the mind, the way it operates, and behaviors and has a foundation of schools of thought or perspectives. This paper will discuss these schools of thought and assumptions. The main school of thoughts this paper will go over are psychodynamic, evolutionary, and behaviorism. Boundaries of Psychology According to Kowalski and Westen, “The biological boundary of psychology is the field of biopsychology or biological neuroscience (2011).” Biological neuroscientists study and investigate the electrical and chemical developments within the nervous system to determine the psychological events. Neuroscientists
The review was signed by my manager and me, at which I was given a carbon copy of as well. The strengths of the evaluation process help determine the actual way employees perform their duties, against the way they are expected to perform their duties. This way, they understand the importance, and familiarity of what is expected in their job duties. Therefore, the employee will work harder to achieve his/her expectations. This helps the employee to become motivated and enthusiastic and it progresses the development of the company as well.
The Diverse Nature of Psychology PSY 490 Name April 22, 2013 The Diverse Nature of Psychology The diverse nature of psychology is to study and understand the mental processes of human behavior. There are various aspects to consider when studying such complexity of the human body and its behavior. This paper will evaluate the influence of diversity in the field of psychology’s major concepts. Two examples of major concepts and of subtopics will be presented and how they can be applied to other disciplines. In addition, the author will expand on the personal theoretical perspective of how she feels her knowledge will contribute to her psychological society.
Motivation Concepts Analysis April 10, 2012 University of Phoenix PSY/320 Instructor Karen Landry Motivation Concepts Analysis Motivational concepts are an ever-growing need in today’s workplace. These concepts are a basis for why people in the workplace behave the way that they do, or perform the way they do, and even the things that they do not do. These motivational concepts can help a business better understand its workplace and the reasons for why things happen, allowing for the business to grow and become better. A workplace I am all too familiar with is that of Law Enforcement and the daily grind to stay motivated and on top of things. One of the biggest motivational concepts that apply here is the theory of instinct.
3RAI F203B (HR) Recording Analysing and Using Human Resources Information Activity 1 There are a variety of reasons why an organisation needs to collect HR data, some of which are:- • To satisfy legal requirements • Appraisal, training and performance management • Recording of absence data • To provide relevant information in decision making • To keep a record of Contractual arrangements • Keeping contact details of employees Two specific reasons why an organisation needs to collect HR Data are:- 1) To satisfy legal requirements Government departments including HMRC can request information on the number of people that are employed and what they are paid. Information can also be requested on how many hours individual employees have worked. The working time regulations and national minimum wage act each require specific records relating to hours of work and pay details. Eligibility to work is also a legal requirement and organisations need to show the due diligence process they have gone through to ensure employees comply. 2) Appraisal, Training and Performance Records An organisation can collect Performance Appraisals and use the data from this process to see how many appraisals were completed by each Manager or department and see if there are any learning or Training and development needs within the organisation.
Definition of Cognitive Psychology Cognition is a term referring to the mental processes involved in gaining knowledge and comprehension, including thinking, knowing, remembering, judging, and problem solving. Not only is cognitive psychology central to everything a person does in his or her everyday life, it is also central to psychology’s quest to understand how people think and act. Cognitive psychology is a key player within the interdisciplinary field of study termed “cognitive science.” Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary effort to understand the mind. Cognitive science includes a number of disciplines, five of them plus cognitive psychology lying at its core. Interdisciplinary Perspective in relation to cognitive psychology Cognitive psychologists’ focus on these various functions of the mental process and how information is acquired, processed, and stored.
Lacey Smith November 25th, 2014 CJ 233: Forensic Psychology Professor Araujo Unit 2 Assignment “Psychologists long defined their role essentially as that of a scientist engaged in research or in the applied work of psychometrist; later the role of therapist assumed prominence.” (Lyons, n.d). Within recent years, psychologists have increasingly assumed new professional roles within institutional settings such as the criminal justice field. The criminal justice field has sparked the most interest with psychology due to the need for psychological intervention along with the multitude of ethical questions that lead to a debate within the psychology profession. However, with the interests and need for having psychologists working within the criminal justice field this has created a variety of different roles in which these professionals will have and also a change in which creates a working relationship between the law and psychology. The criminal justice system consists of many different professionals who all have different duties and responsibilities.
olution of Cognitive Psychology Evolution of Cognitive Psychology PSYCH/560 Isabelle B. Ragsdale, Ph.D. May 20, 2013 Evolution of Cognitive Psychology Cognitive psychology is a broad subdivision of psychology that relates to the study of mental processes. These mental processes involve the different ways that individuals acquire, obtain, use, and apply information. Cognitive psychology is the focus of an individual daily life and provides an understanding for the way individuals think and behave. Although cognitive psychologists examine behavior to some extent; the main focus is on how behaviors are related to an individual’s mental processes. Although researchers always have been interested in how the mind works, over time cognitive psychology has evolved to become a branch of psychology.
My interpretation of this definition is that psychology, while unique to each person, is the culmination of all experiences which ultimately identifies a being and can at times predict or evoke certain behaviors. In the clinical sense, psychology can be a useful tool when controlling behavior, gathering data for an identified population or attempting to explain the what and why’s we encounter everyday of our lives. Psychology and Life (19th Edition) goes on to describe the evolution of modern psychology, which can trace its beginnings to ancient Greek philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. Plato and Aristotle had opposing views that weighed heavily on modern psychology. On one hand Plato believed in more of a nativist view, in which assumes that people are preprogrammed for certain behavior due to their lineage from the time they are born (Gerrig, R. J. and Zimbardo, P. G. 6).