.Sravan.PSYCHOLOG Y Ch. B.Siva Prasad.

Branches of Psychology: 1. . Psychoanalysis. 5. 4. 8. Abnormal psychology. Child psychology. 7. Applied psychology. 2. Medical psychology. Normal psychology. 6. Social psychology.Psychology: Study of Human Behaviour – of how people behave & why they behave in just the way they do. 3. Educational psychology.

Attitude.Concepts of Psychology: I. Emotion. II. . Behaviour. III.

Treatment. BEHAVIOUR: Result of physical & mental factors interacting in complicated ways. Health. Behavioural decisions may be made on basis of Cultural & Social factors.I. 2. Illness. Psychological factors related to behaviour are: 1. . responses. All forms of behaviour are Responses to stimuli. 3. Goal of psychology is to find relations between stimuli & .

Treatment Behaviour: Refers to activities used to cure diseases & restore health. Illness Behaviour: Refers to how people react to symptoms. 2. 3.1. Health Behaviour: Refers to activities people undertake to avoid disease & to detect asymptomatic infections through screening tests. .

Emotions & feelings. Unconscious behaviour: Response of which the individual is not conscious. Environmental stimuli. iii. thinking.RESPONSES: 1. feelings. tension. skills. . Causes: i. v. perceptions. ii. iv. 3. 2. Organic: emotions. Needs. Intellectual perception. Motivation. Physical: habits. Intellectual: reasoning.

Cultivate hobbies. etc. Some of the major emotions are fear. love. iii. joy. ii. hate. good habits of reading & recreation. anger. • Characterised by both external & internal changes. jealousy. • Motivates human behaviour. iv. . Try to understand your own limitations.II. Adopt a philosophy of life to enable you to avoid mental conflicts. Control of Emotions: i. EMOTIONS: • Strong feeling of whole organism. Develop a sense of humour.

An affective or feeling element. ATTITUDES: A relatively enduring organization of beliefs around a subject which predisposes to respond in some preferential manner. iii. NOT TAUGHT”. • Acquired characteristics of an individual. a cognitive or knowledge element. • It has been said “ATTITUDES ARE CAUGHT . ii.III. • Permanent ways of behaving. A tendency to action. . • Includes three components: i.

• It involves perception & attention.OPINIONS: • Views held by people on a point of dispute. • They are temporary & provisional. . OBSERVATION: • Treatment involves lot of correct observation of patient’s condition. • They are based on evidence available at that time.

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