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1. Which of these is not a definition of psychology.

  • 'the scientific approach to a matter of behaviour, mental processes and experience.'
  • 'the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes.'
  • 'the science of mental life, both of its phenomena and of their conditions.'
  • 'the science of mind, behaviour and experience.'
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2. What is the final main objective of psychology? Describe, explain, where appropriate to control and...

  • to prove
  • to experiment
  • to predict
  • to research

3. Why is it important to evaluate everything that you read in psychology?

  • The research has often been disproved or challenged.
  • You cannot trust all conclusions that psychologists draw.
  • The research is not always applicable to every situation.
  • Often what you read is bias and misleading.

4. A Health psychologist...

  • aims to change the beliefs of those in the environment which surrounds them.
  • works in hospitals and community health centres focusing on the cause of health and illness.
  • works with those who are terminally ill building towards more positive attitudes.
  • treats psychological disorders.

5. Which of these does a clinical psychologist do?

  • Provide advice and/or guidance on a range of work-related issues.
  • Focus on treatment of psychological disorders.
  • Work with children and young people in a range of settings.
  • Use principles and psychological theories to work with the justice system


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