Tuesday, October 26, 2010
What is the difference between Psychologist and A Psychiatrist? most people find it the same but reality its not..
Psychiatrist is a physician who specializes in psychiatry and is certified in treating mental disorders. All psychiatrists are trained in diagnostic evaluation and in psychotherapy. As part of their evaluation of the patient, psychiatrists are one of the few mental health professionals who may prescribe psychiatric medication, conduct physical examinations, order and interpret laboratory tests and electroencephalograms, and may order brain imaging studies such ascomputed tomography or computed axial tomography (CT/CAT Scan), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography scanning.
Psychologist is an academic, occupational or professional title, used by individuals who are either:
- Social scientists conducting psychological research or teaching psychology in a college or university;
- Academic professionals who apply psychological research, theories and techniques to "real-world" problems, questions and issues in business, industry, or government.
- Clinical professionals who work with patients in a variety of therapeutic contexts (contrast with psychiatrists, who provide medical interventions and drug therapies, as opposed to analysis and counseling).
There are many different types of psychologists, as is reflected by the 56 different divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA).Psychologists are generally described as being either "applied" or "research-oriented". The common terms used to describe this central division in psychology are "scientists" or "scholars" (those who conduct research) and "practitioners" or "professionals" (those who apply psychological knowledge). The training models endorsed by the APA require that applied psychologists be trained as both researchers and practitioners, and that they possess advanced degrees.
Most typically, people encounter psychologists and think of the discipline as involving the work of clinical psychologists or counseling psychologists. While counseling and psychotherapy are common activities for psychologists, these applied fields are just one branch in the larger domain of psychology. Research and teaching comprise a major role among psychologists.
Well Psychologist is more on research, teacher, interviewer while Psychiatrist is the Doctor it self..
It's nice to know what the difference between the two..Hmmm I want to be both, but for now I would want to be a Psychologist first,because studying medicine needs a lot of cash.. :)
Friday, October 22, 2010
What is Psychology? whenever we hear this word we often think about crazy people, people who is mentally ill and a lot more. Buts lets talk about the real meaning of Psychology.
- The word "psychology" is the combination of two terms - study (ology) and soul (psyche), or mind. The derivation of the word from Latin gives it this clear and obvious meaning.
- The study of the soul or mind.
- The science that deals with mental processes and behavior.
- Psychology is the study of the mind, along with such aspects of mind as perception, cognition, emotion, and behavior.
In Short Psychology is the study of mind, behavior, emotion and mental process.
Hi! my name is Eunice A. Lopez, call me "nice" if you want.
I'm a Bachelor of Science in Psychology student, thats why I'm starting a blog site about Psychology.
Well I'll be posting blogs about Psychology, base on what I've learned at school, about readings, thoughts and idea about a specific topics and of course base on the Bible.
Yeah this is me and I'm 100% normal..♥