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Do personality, beliefs and social factors influence health? How do scientists and young children make discoveries, and what abilities make these insights possible?
How does brain activity reveal differences in thinking? Can computers think the way people do? These are some of the questions that psychologists at Carnegie Mellon are trying to answer.
For the student who is majoring in Psychology, Cognitive Science or Neuroscience, studying with faculty who are on the leading edge of research on questions like the above can be a very exciting experience. The Psychology Department at Carnegie Mellon has long been noted as one of the pioneering Psychology Departments in the world, particularly in such areas as cognitive psychology, cognitive science, social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and health psychology.
The Psychology Department offers 5 majors: The Major in Psychology Psychology is a discipline that embraces both biological and social sciences.
It is a science concerned with establishing principles and laws regarding the ways in which people think and behave through the scientific study of human behavior. The orientation of the Carnegie Mellon Psychology curriculum is toward developing highly skilled and knowledgeable graduates.
About half of our graduates go on to graduate or professional school. The remainder seek to expand their problem-oriented analytic skills to qualify themselves for job opportunities beyond those typically open to liberal arts students.
Majors in the department are expected not only to learn about findings already established by psychologists, but also to become proficient in the investigation and analysis of behavior.
This includes observing behavior, formulating hypotheses, designing experiments to test these hypotheses, running experiments, performing statistical analysis, and writing reports. The department has many resources for students to use in acquiring these skills. For instance, students interested in child development may be involved in the child development laboratory and observational facilities which are a part of the Carnegie Mellon Children's School which operates under the department's aegis.
Students interested in health or clinical psychology might have opportunities to do internships in applied settings, and all Psychology majors have access to extensive computer facilities for data analysis and simulation work.
In the research in psychology course, the student may work on an ongoing research projects or develop and carry out a new research project with a faculty member. There is university and departmental funding available to help support student-initiated research projects and student travel to present research results at scientific meetings and conferences.
In the Readings courses, the student reads extensively on a particular topic. The faculty member and student meet to discuss the readings, and the student writes a paper on the topic selected.
Clinical internships are available with a variety of clinical settings including the prestigious Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic the teaching hospital of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School.
During the internship, students get first-hand experience with different clinical populations.Terms for PSY Final ; Flashcards» Child PSY FINAL; Child Psy Final. by as the appropriate focus of study and views the development of behavior as taking place through classical and operant conditioning which is necessary for normal brain development and body growth.
Normal behavior is behavior that is average and not out of the ordinary, while abnormal behavior is different from the majority of society, according to Psychology Today. There is a wide range of behaviors that are normal and behaviors that are abnormal.
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This article presents an integrated cognitive-behavioral theory of eating disorders that is based on hypotheses developed over the past 30 years.
The theory is evaluated using a selected review of the eating disorder literature pertaining to cognitive biases, negative emotional reactions, binge eating, compensatory behaviors, and risk factors for eating disorders.
Courses are numbered to correspond with the recommended sequence in which they should be taken. Normally numbers also correspond with the college level at which they are taken.
Courses numbered or higher are upper-level courses primarily for juniors and seniors, though open to other qualified. ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR AND HUMAN DECISION PROCESSES 35, () The Psychology of Sunk Cost HAL R.
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