Developmental Psychology Vs Cognitive Psychology

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Psychology is the basic scientific study of the human mind and how it adapts and functions, especially those affecting behaviorism. The mental characteristics of an individual and or group and how they adapt, act and or function within society are what has also helped define psychology. Psychology has many different areas, such as life span development. Life span development, a study of the entire life span, is the primary focus of developmental psychology. It allows us to study the different areas of one’s life. Developmental Psychology is the branch of psychology that studies the psychological growth of individuals and or groups of people. Developmental psychology deals with the psychological and or mental responses and studies human …show more content…
Cognitive Psychology is the process in which we interpret and process information through stimulus (input) and response (output). Using factors such as, perception, attention, language, memory and thinking are some formidable ways a psychologist uses cognitive theories to help patients. Cognitive theories are used to help people understand and acknowledge their problems, develop resolutions to problems and set specific goals to help achieve long term goals. When these goals are set to allow individuals mentally focus on fixing mental and behavioral …show more content…
Anxiety disorders develop and or exist when an individual has a long-standing feeling of tension or fear that occurs without a known probable cause and no specific reasoning. Anxiety has many symptoms, including muscle tension, sleeping disturbances/sleeping disorders, and rapid -increased heart rates. There are many forms of treatment for anxiety such as, prescribed medications and psychotherapies. The most commonly used psychotherapy for anxiety is CBT, better known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. The purpose of cognitive therapy allows doctors to help the patient to adapt and analyze his or her problematic thoughts and patterns into healthier and more positive ways. Setting goals and or positive milestones are a form of CBT. CBT is more problem-solving and self-awareness than actual therapy. CBT allows groups and or individuals to learn specific and positive skills that they may use and or apply to their rest of their lives. These skills include identifying distorted and or destructive thinking, relating to others in different ways, changing their behaviors to be more productive and modifying their prior beliefs. The whole process of CBT is allowing the individual to assess his or her own problems and to rationalize positive and productive ways to function normally without causing harm to themselves and or others. It 's important to remember that cognitive behavior therapists and doctors may use a

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