What is Psychology? In my research of Psychology and its meaning I have come up with many definitions. To sum all of the definitions into one its the study ones feelings, thoughts, and their way of thinking and using all of there senses rather its cognitive, physical, or mental. Some other questions that came to mind during my research are what is normal psychology and what is abnormal psychology?
What is normal psychology? Most people consider one to be normal if they seem
to have no problems physically or mentally. Are you O.K.
the way you are? Should you
be different? Most of us tend to roles that are acceptable behavior in society. Society
expects us all to play certain roles. Health and science guide says that normality is only
questioned when there is a conflict between roles. Why do we conform to these roles?
We do it because in most societies, including ours, there are rewards for conformity.
People tend to treat us with respect when we play roles that others are comfortable with.
What is abnormal psychology? I think it could be the study of mental illness as
some journals stated.
Overall its the study of mental illnesses and of how people with mental illnesses can be treated. Stated in Health and Science guide mental illness is a much-debated topic in the world of psychology to which a lot of research is still needed. Problems usually come up when people try to define what is normal. Sigmund Freud was considered to be the father of Psychoanalysis, said there was no such thing as a normal person.
Mental illness is considered to be an illness of the mind, which makes it difficult for people to carry out a normal, productive lifestyle. Mental illnesses range from depression to schizophrenia (a very serious mind disorder).
It is important to remember that people with such disorders ate stricken with an illness. They have no more control over their illness than when a person gets flu or a cold. When I am sick with a fever or flu I would either try or treat with an over the counter product or go to a doctor. A person with a mental disorder may go to a medical doctor, or to a psychiatrist (a medical doctor who specializes in treating mental problems through therapy and medication) or to a psychologist (who is not a medical doctor, but who treats mental and emotional problems through therapy). He or she also may consult other therapist, such as a social worker of psychiatric nurse. In Health and Science guide its said the recent speculation and discoveries are relating mental illnesses to chemical imbalances in the brain and /or body.
Beginning in the 1950s a new class of drugs put on the market allowed many people with mental illnesses who otherwise would have been hospitalized to be treated outside of hospitals, and to live much more normal lives. Other research has shown that if a person has a history of family members who have mental illnesses, he or she may be Monroe likely to contract the illness. Present genetic research should soon allow us to better control many frustrating mental illnesses.
Although people with mental illnesses might feel alone in dealing with their problems, like most us do when dealing with problems whether its classes, test, family, or whether you are going to pass your PSYCHOLOGY CLASS it still affects a lot of us as
a society. On November 17, 2000 I spoke with a professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University Dr. Thathcher gave me some shocking statistics: Mental illness affects one in five americans and 20 percent of the population and is second to heart disease in causing premature deaths and lost of productivity.
Despite more than a century of study, the mind still seems to resist our best efforts to find its secrets. While weve learned much about certain functional aspects of mental illness, anxiety and depression are ones we still dont know causes mental problems.
Although many people have many fears, conflicts, anxieties, and desires we have learned to manage them by using behaviors we have adapted to defend ourselves in our .