Experimental Psychology Feature — Part B: Clinical Assessment & Diagnosing

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Written by: Caleb Izaguirre

Contributing author & researcher: Wendi Wang

Clinical Assessments & Key Concepts

Inferring why a behavior occurs is the first step in identification. After the cause is discovered, the treatment intervention and evaluation are conducted. Behavioral assessments face particular challenges. Presently, they are applied in the clinical field. It has measurement tools and improved devices. The assessments include decisions made in the experimental stage. In future systems, the assessments may be supported by specific associations. Clinical assessments should continue to assess disorders and use measurements to make informed decisions about potential solutions.

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Abnormal Psychology Feature — Part B: Clinical Assessment & Diagnosing

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Written by: Mikaela Brewer

Contributing author & researcher: Benetta Wang

Clinical Assessments & Key Concepts

A clinical assessment of a client is an ongoing process of compiling information and drawing conclusions, which can only be made after careful observation, various types of tests, and interviews. Here, a course of action is determined based on presented symptoms. For example, a few questions that might arise are: is treatment needed? Which treatment would work the best? After treatment is employed, is it effective?

Some key concepts include reliability, validity, and standardization. 

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Experimental Psychology Feature — Part A: Overview, Definitions & Classifications

This piece is a part of a collection of blogs highlighting psychology. The compilation will feature six individual series about abnormal psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, health psychology, and experimental psychology. Our staff writers are working together with our Research + Development team to bring you accurate research that is digestible, entertaining and engaging to read. Thank you for reading and learning with us!

Written by: Caleb Izaguirre

Contributing author & researcher: Wendi Wang

Overview + definition of experimental psychology

Experimental psychology is the scientific and empirical approach to studying the mind. This approach means that tests are administered to participants, with control and experimental conditions. Otherwise known as the experimental method, the process involves manipulating one variable in order to cause changes in another. This relies on controlled experiments, random assignment, and the manipulation of variables to test a hypothesis.

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Abnormal Psychology Feature — Part A: Overview, Definitions & Classifications

This piece is a part of a collection of blogs highlighting psychology. The compilation will feature six individual series about abnormal psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, health psychology, and experimental psychology. Our staff writers are working together with our Research + Development team to bring you accurate research that is digestible, entertaining and engaging to read. Thank you for reading and learning with us! 

Written by: Mikaela Brewer

Contributing author & researcher: Benetta Wang

Overview + definition of abnormal psychology & psychopathology

Abnormal psychology is a branch of psychology that focuses on unusual patterns of human behaviour, thought, and emotion — the scientific study of abnormal behaviour with the intent to be able to predict reliability, explain, diagnose, identify the causes of, and treat maladaptive behaviors. As it encompasses a broad range of psychological disorders impacting human behaviour, it is often considered one of the most fascinating branches of psychology. 

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Introduction & History of Psychology

This piece is the first of a collection of blogs highlighting psychology. The compilation will feature six individual series about abnormal psychology, educational psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, health psychology, and experimental psychology. Our staff writers are working together with our Research + Development team to bring you accurate research that is digestible, entertaining, and engaging to read. Thank you for reading and learning with us!

Written By: Mahathi Vinapamula

Contributing Author: Mikaela Brewer

INTRODUCTION 

The word psychology can be divided into psyche and ology. The first word, psyche, comes from the Greek word psukhe which means “breath,” “spirit,” and most importantly, “soul” — the most relevant definition to psychology. In Greek mythology, Psyche was a goddess who was often depicted with butterfly wings. Ology translates to the “study of,” and therefore psychology is “the study of the soul.” Today, the definition of psychology has developed into “the study of the human mind and its functions, especially its behavior in specific environments.” 

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