Malinda S. Kline
March 13, 2013
Module 1: Assignment 3
PSY:101 General Psychology A03
Instructor Angela Snelling
Areas of Specialization
|Number |Subjects of study in |Areas of specialization in |Definition and key points of this specialization (be|Rationale (reason why you matched |Possible research method of | | |psychology |psychology (match with below |sure to use professional sources) |this subject of study with this |study (experimental, | | | |options) | |specialization in psychology) |correlational, observational, | | | | | | |case study, interview) and why | | | | | | |this one may fit the best | |1 | | |Definition |I chose Biological Psychology for |Observational Research- would be| | |Studying the causes of |Biological psychology or |“A science concerned with the integration of |this subject of study because it |used to see when a person’s | | |aggression in reaction to |Neuropsychologist |psychological observation on behavior and the mind |basically evaluates cause and |behavior changes and if any | | |others in their environment.| |Neurological Observations on the brain and nervous |effect. If something is causing a |outside factors incited the | | | | |system.” (Neuropsychology definition, 2013) |person to be aggressive to others |behavior. | | | | | |in a certain environment then | | | | | |Key Points |something Biological could be |Interview- would be used to ask | | | | |“Biological principles to the study of mental |going on. Biological Psychology |the person why they became | | | | |processes and behavior. The field examines the basic|and Neuropsychologists study this |aggressive to a person. By | | | | |biological processes that underlie normal and |behavior to find out why, and how |asking the subject this directly| | | | |abnormal behavior at the level of nerves, |to stop or prevent it further. |you get their side of the story | | | | |neurotransmitters, and brain circuitry.” (Humphreys,| |and not just inferences. | | | | |2011) | | | |2 | | |Definition |I chose Developmental Psychology |Observational Research- could be| |...
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