What is behaviour?
Refers to any observable action made by a living person or animal
Behaviour = response
Example: walking, sleeping, running
What is psychology?
Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes (the mind) and the behaviour of humans (and animals)
Psyche: the mind
Logos: study or knowledge
What does the mind refer to?
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)
What happens when we observe behaviour?
By observing BEHAVIOUR we can PREDICT what is ‘going on’ in a person’s MIND
What do you need to do to become a psychologist?
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
What is the difference between psychology and psychiatry?
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
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
Who is a psychologist?
Someone who is professionally qualified in psychology and is registered by the appropriate state or territory authority.
What can a psychologist do?
Work with individuals with mental health problems
Use council lung techniques and psychological therapies
What can’t a psychologist do?
Hospitalise someone against their will
What is a psychiatrist?
Someone who is a medically qualified proffesinal who is specialised in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental illness
What can a psychiatrist do?
They can work with individuals with mental health problems
Perform medical procedures
Prescribe medications to treat symptoms
Hospitalise someone against their will (only some)