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What is behaviour?

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Refers to any observable action made by a living person or animal

Behaviour = response

Example: walking, sleeping, running

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What is psychology?

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Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes (the mind) and the behaviour of humans (and animals)

Psyche: the mind
Logos: study or knowledge

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What does the mind refer to?

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Refers to the experiences or mental processes that occur within an individual which cannot directly be observed

Example: solving problem in head (3 x 3 = 36), bored, hungry (thinking about eating)

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What happens when we observe behaviour?

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By observing BEHAVIOUR we can PREDICT what is ‘going on’ in a person’s MIND

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What do you need to do to become a psychologist?

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1- complete VCE
2- 3 years undergraduate degree
4- 1 year honours
4- postgraduate study
  - masters degree (2 years)
     Or
  - doctoral degree (3 years)
     Or
  - supervised practice (2 years)
5- register with the 'Psychologists Registration Board of Victoria
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What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry?

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Psychologist:
Up to 7 years at uni, don’t have to be a Dr, can’t prescribe medication, permitted to Ci duct IQ tests, council work with people, assessing and treating people

Psychiatrist:
Can prescribe medication, have to be a doctor, concerned with prevention, cause and diagnosis of mental disorder, at least 13 years at uni

Similarities: conduct research, work with patients, lecture, mentor, team up

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Who is a psychologist?

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Someone who is professionally qualified in psychology and is registered by the appropriate state or territory authority.

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What can a psychologist do?

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Work with individuals with mental health problems

Use council lung techniques and psychological therapies

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What can’t a psychologist do?

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Prescribe medication

Hospitalise someone against their will

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What is a psychiatrist?

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Someone who is a medically qualified proffesinal who is specialised in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness

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What can a psychiatrist do?

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They can work with individuals with mental health problems

Perform medical procedures

Prescribe medications to treat symptoms

Hospitalise someone against their will (only some)