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Post by James Rogers on December 10, 2015

I believe Sigmund Freud was born (1856—1939) and not 1836; 102 years old :-)  

Psychological Perspectives & Subfields

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  1. Intro
    • Psychological Perspectives
    • Psychoanalysis
    • Behaviorism
    • Humanism
    • Cognitive Perspective
    • Biological Perspective
    • Biopsychosocial Perspective
    • Types of Psychologists
    • Summary
    • Intro 0:00
    • Psychological Perspectives 0:08
      • Defined Psychology as the Scientific Study of Behavior and Mental Processes
      • Major Approaches/ Perspectives
    • Psychoanalysis 1:38
      • Sigmund Freud
      • Freud's Psychoanalytic Theory: Early Childhood Influences and Unconscious Motives and Desires
      • Look Deep Into Unconscious to Identify Issues That Form the Root Cause of Symptoms
      • Defense Mechanisms
      • Rationalizing
      • Psychodynamic Therapists
    • Behaviorism 6:58
      • John Watson and B.F. Skinner: Reward and Punishment
      • Environmental Conditioning
      • Everything We Do Has Been Rewarded
      • Behaviorism Did Not Consider Genetics or Biology
    • Humanism 9:14
      • Abraham Maslow and Carl Rogers
      • Focus on Healing and Growth
      • Focus on Becoming Healthier and Happier by Loving and Accepting Ourselves
      • Self-actualize is the Ultimate Goal
      • Impacted Much of How We Look At Raising and Educating Children
    • Cognitive Perspective 11:43
      • Gained Prominence as Computers Became Part of Every Day Life
      • Focuses on How People Process Information, Solve Problems, and Make Decisions
      • Integrated in Sub-Disciplines in Psychology and Other Disciplines
    • Biological Perspective 12:57
      • Biological Creatures
      • Brain Circuitry and Biological Processes
      • Drug Therapy
    • Biopsychosocial Perspective 15:31
      • Interaction of Biology, Cognitions, and the Social Situation or Environment
      • Biopsychosocial Model
    • Types of Psychologists 16:47
      • Applied
      • Research
      • Clinical/ Educational Psychologist
      • Developmental Psychologist
      • Cognitive Psychologist
      • Biological Psychologist/ Neuropsychologist
      • Social Psychologist
      • Industrial Organizational Psychologist
      • Personality Psychologist
      • Forensic Psychologist
      • Abnormal Psychologist
      • Experimental Qualitative Psychologist
    • Summary 22:54
      • Perspectives in Psychology Try to Explain The Same Thing
      • Psychologists Apply Their Knowledge of Human Behavior in Many Different Fields