Geneticist Perspective

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Psychology integrates into a wide range of medical careers. From nurses to ambulance technicians. Psychology is the ground structure of communication in the patient-doctor relationship. Doctors use psychology to inform and comfort their patients. An example of one of these doctors is geneticists. Geneticists use different psychological theories when working with their patients and in the field of genetics: the theory of stress, the theory of coping, developmental psychology, and the seven perspectives to increase their effectiveness in the workplace.
My Career Choice
A geneticist is a biologist who studies genetics and heredity. There are many paths of this career. Geneticist work in academics, medicine, agriculture, research, law, and journalism.
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These perspectives affect me more so than my patients. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytical perspective talks about past baggage in a person’s life. This affects me because I am carrying baggage from when my aunt died of cancer so if I have to diagnose someone with cancer I am going to become sad and look back at the times I spent with my aunt. Another perspective that affects me in the workplace is the humanistic perspective. The humanistic perspective involves the free will. This affects me because if I don’t come to work willingly then I won’t be as effective in helping my patients as I could be. The third perspective is the cognitive perspective. The cognitive perspective is all about how you deal with problems. The way that I handle delivering bad news to my patients is how I will use this perspective in my future career. The behavioral perspective explains how our environment influences our behavior. I would use this perspective to describe my relationship with my coworkers. If I feel underappreciated by my co-workers, then I am not going to be motivated enough to come to work. The biopsychology perspective encompasses the brain, our emotions, and our behavior. This perspective could be applied to me and my career in the sense of if one day I am feeling depressed then my work ethic won’t be as high as a day when I’m not depressed. The last two perspectives, sociocultural and evolutionary, go hand in hand in my career field. Geneticist goes with the sociocultural perspective because I am African American and a woman. Both of these qualities are not prominent in this field. They also may not be accepted into this field of work. This is where the evolutionary perspective comes into play. I am going to have to adapt and fit into this field of work. Also since my community isn’t represented as

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