Psychological Knowledge

Psychological Knowledge
Latasha S. Johnson
GEN 200 Online Report
Foundations for General Education and Professional Success
Phil Bellefeuille
August 1, 2009
Psychological Knowledge
The Study of Psychology
Psychology is a very complex and complicated field and will require a great deal of hard work and dedication. Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, developing and maintaining the mental process. When working in the psychology field, many branches are available in which an individual can study, such as, clinical psychology, child psychology, cognitive and social psychology. Clinical has a concentration on diagnosing and treating disorders of the brain, behavior problems and emotional disturbances. Child psychology focuses on the mental and emotional development of children, also the changes through a life span. Cognitive deals with how the human mind processes ideas and impressions. Social psychology focuses on how the actions of others influence the behavior of an individual. Psychology impacts everybody, everywhere; therefore, educating oneself on the subject to develop a professional understanding about should be imperative.
American Psychological Association
Description of APA
Increasing Professional Knowledge
Professional knowledge and learning involve an interaction between learning principles and the experience of the cases (Norwich, 2000, p.63). APA contributes to making the psychology career successful by allowing students to follow in the footsteps of researchers and other psychologists. Without having a leader or another person one can depend on, students seeking a professional job in psychology would be at a loss. Surrounding oneself in an atmosphere full of success and successful people, motives an individual to do better and try harder. APA enlightens those abilities to strive for more, and to achieve the goal of the American Psychological Association, or other organizations. Reviewing the possibilities...