How did psychology affect everyday life? - summary of chapter 8 of Historical and conceptual issues in psychology, by Brysbaert, M and Rastle, K (second edition)

Foundation of psychologyChapter 8How did psychology affect everyday life?Introduction Over the course of the twentieth century, the discipline of psychology grew from a marginal academic field to a discipline that has done more than any other to transform the routines and experiences of everyday life.Applied psychology: the application of psychological knowledge and research methods to solve practical problems. Evolutions before World War IIMental health problems must be treated by partitioners with a medical degree Psychologists were not allowed to provide unsupervised therapies in official settings and their private practices were not covered by health insurance.The first clinical psychology centres Treatment centres run by psychologists started in the USA and were university-related.Lightner WitmerOpened the faculty that was the first psychology health centre in 1896.Aimed at helping behavioural and learning problems in school children.The founding of clinical psychology centres was impeded by the lack of support from academic psychologists.The psychology departments were dominated by experimental psychologists, who wanted to promote psychology as a scienceThe academics did not want to upset their medical colleagues, whose help they needed for the expansion of their departments.In the meantime mental health problems and psychoanalysis became popular courses in psychology.Clinical psychology: branch of psychology applying psychological knowledge to the assessment and treatment of mental...

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Historical and conceptual issues in psychology, by Brysbaert, M and Rastle, K (second edition) - a summary


This is a summary of the book: Historical and conceptual issues in psychology, by Brysbaert, M and Rastle, K. This book is about the history of Psychology and how now-day psychology came to be. The book is used in the course 'Foundations of psychology' at the second year of

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