Clinical Psychology Vs Cognitive Psychology

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“People who do not understand themselves have a craving for understanding” (Wilhelm Stekel). The human mind is highly complex and very difficult to study since thought processes and feelings cannot be seen. The term psychology is composed of two Greek words: Psyche, which means spirit or soul, and Logia, which translates to the study of something. So what is Psychology? Psychology literally translates into the study of the soul. The soul, on the other hand, cannot be so easily seen or explained, and many cultures and religions have their own definitions for the word. For example, in Catholicism, many catholic people believe the soul to be the spiritual belief of a human being and also the subject of human consciousness and liberty. According …show more content…
There are many different branches of psychology, and many of them, as well as psychology in itself, are very new forms of thinking and research. Clinical psychology is an integration of science, theory and practice, and it promotes adaptation, adjustment, and personal development. A person who studies this form of psychology is known as a clinical psychologist, and they tend to focus on the intellectual, social, biological and behavioral characteristics of human presentation throughout a person’s life. Psychotherapy and psychological assessment are the main focus of clinical psychology. Cognitive psychology explores the internal mental processes, such as memory, or problem-solving. How people obtain, process, perceive, communicate, and store information is the center of this form of psychology, and many people believe that it is the study of intelligence. Developmental psychology is the scientific study of psychological variations that take place during a person’s lifetime; and is better known as human development. This study focuses mostly on infants and children, but also includes adults; the majority of development occurs in the infant and toddler years and slows drastically as we age, but never stops. Evolutionary …show more content…
The first step of any study is to pinpoint an area of interest and develop an idea or hypothesis that can be tested. It is an educated guess. After a possible hypothesis is reached, it is important to think of ways to disprove or confirm the hypothesis through experimentation; falsifiability is a major aspect of a valid hypothesis. After this step one would test the data to conclude whether or not the hypothesis is true. Every step of the experiment to test the hypothesis must be defined and replicable in order to get the same result every single time the experiment takes place. Once a hypothesis is proven to be plausible numerous times, than it turns into what is known as a theory. In science something can be proven to be false but nothing can be proven to be 100 percent

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