What are the different types of psychology

Postby Gell » Sun Aug 11, 2019 7:19 pm

I need help deciding what form of psychology to learn and what is right for me.

Can you please tell me [b]about[b] different forms of psychology so I can decide which one to study?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:23 am

Clinical
Behavioral
Cognitive
Organizational
Neuro
Social
Industrial
Educational
Forensic

I’m sure there are others.

What do you want to accomplish by studying psychology? The answer will help you decide what direction to take.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:40 am

It’s more of finding one that suits my learning style...which I think is more logical than social.

Can someone please tell me about each form of psychology?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:59 am

Gell wrote:Can someone please tell me about each form of psychology?


-1- Learning styles turned out to be myth. Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences had a good run, but the science never supported his claims.

-2- No one in this forum can tell you about each form of psychology with any validity. They will rely on Google, same as you.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:21 am

But it will take weeks to compile 5 websites on each form of psychology on order to get a rough understanding!
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Postby quietvoice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:31 am

Gell wrote:But it will take weeks to compile 5 websites on each form of psychology on order to get a rough understanding!

Thanks for the laugh.

Supposing that this statement is even close to being true, are you saying you want us to do your homework for you?
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:48 am

Here you go. I took 2 minutes out of my day to do the homework.

https://www.psychologist-license.com/ty ... gists.html
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Postby Candid » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:55 am

Gell wrote:But it will take weeks to compile 5 websites on each form of psychology on order to get a rough understanding!


I doubt you'll make it to degree status, much less doctoral. Have you considered a job in retail?
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:14 pm

No, I was an internet marketer and had people do the work for me....

Thank you for your help with your expertise in psychology finding the right site for me to learn from!
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:36 pm

Gell wrote:Thank you for your help with your expertise in psychology finding the right site for me to learn from!


No problem. It took my expertise in psychology to Google, "types of psychology" and click on the very first link that popped up. It's really fortunate that you found me. But for my extensive qualifications in the field of psychology, no other person would think to use a search engine in such a sophisticated way. Lucky you.

Best of luck in your learning endeavors.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:00 pm

Thanks it looks like I’m going to need it...

I don’t need the sh*ty comments I just find it stupid to have to look at 5-10 websites on each subject of psychology just to find a form of psychology to study out of interest from home and didn’t want to buy books on the subjects I’m not interested in, that suits my brain type and interests.

Understand now?

Something you could have explained by now and I could have asked you questions about.
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Postby Richard@DecisionSkills » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:55 pm

Gell wrote: I just find it stupid to have to look at 5-10 websites on each subject of psychology just to find a form of psychology to study out of interest from home...


So instead, your “smart” rather than “stupid” alternative to the above was to just visit one website, believing that strangers in an anonymous forum would use the expertise that you assume they have to create a summary for you. That doesn’t strike you as a stupid way to acquire knowledge?

I guess not. For some types of knowledge, especially preliminary collection of data, crowd sourcing can be very effective. It is not a bad idea to go into a forum on Seattle and ask, “Where is a good place to live in Seattle?”

That is pretty efficient. You might get multiple answers from individuals that can provide you their personal insights into various areas of Seattle. That would be a smart way to find out where you might want to live in Seattle.

But, if you were to go into the forum and say, “Could someone give me a list of all the neighborhoods in Seattle and explain each of them for me,” that would be a rather ignorant approach. A person could be an expert in Seattle, having lived in Seattle for decades and their opinion on each neighborhood would be of little use outside of the areas they had actually lived.

As an educational psychologist I’m always fascinated by how people learn and the ways they believe “smart” or “stupid” in acquiring knowledge. That you believe outsourcing labor or crowd sourcing knowledge is efficient, I understand. That you believe it efficient in this situation, I think you might want to reconsider.
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Postby quietvoice » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:45 pm

Gell wrote:I just find it stupid to have to look at 5-10 websites on each subject of psychology just to find a form of psychology to study . . .


It took me four minutes (using Firefox as my browser) to highlight/right click on each of the terms listed by Richard, click on "Search Google for "nnnnn"", add (a copy/paste) "psychology" to each of those search terms and hit enter.

At the the top in most cases, and near the top otherwise, one can glean what each topic is about.

Amazing, this internet stuff.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:07 pm

Richard@DecisionSkills wrote:
Gell wrote: I just find it stupid to have to look at 5-10 websites on each subject of psychology just to find a form of psychology to study out of interest from home...



As an educational psychologist I’m always fascinated by how people learn and the ways they believe “smart” or “stupid” in acquiring knowledge. That you believe outsourcing labor or crowd sourcing knowledge is efficient, I understand. That you believe it efficient in this situation, I think you might want to reconsider.


Thank you for your knowledge on educational psychology.



quietvoice wrote:
Gell wrote:I just find it stupid to have to look at 5-10 websites on each subject of psychology just to find a form of psychology to study . . .


It took me four minutes (using Firefox as my browser) to highlight/right click on each of the terms listed by Richard, click on "Search Google for "nnnnn"", add (a copy/paste) "psychology" to each of those search terms and hit enter.

At the the top in most cases, and near the top otherwise, one can glean what each topic is about.

Amazing, this internet stuff.


Someone never heard of SEO.
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Postby Gell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:14 pm

Richard@DecisionSkills wrote:Here you go. I took 2 minutes out of my day to do the homework.



If it is recommended to me by someone with 10,000 posts...I will read it.

Thank you.
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