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Practical psychology

The fourth source of psychological knowledge is practical psychology. Her tasks include finding ways and developing methods of psychological assistance to people. Practical psychology does not study the general laws of psychic phenomena, but individuality, specific circumstances of a person’s life and ways of interacting with him. At the same time, the criterion of the reliability of knowledge is considered practical experience and the effectiveness of a specialist. Psychological knowledge obtained as a result of practical work experience is generalized and systematized, and a concept is formed on their basis. Such a generalized concept describes the features and problems of people of a certain type and methods of psychological assistance to them.
A practical psychologist in his work always relies on a concept and applies it taking into account a specific situation. The features of knowledge in practical psychology can be considered integrity, a combination of generalization and specificity, practicality, reliance on the experience of specialists. At the same time, practical experience does not always provide sufficient evidence for certain ideas. Unlike theoretical theorists, practical psychologists show a greater desire to popularize psychological knowledge, are able to clearly and easily describe them. Therefore, most of the popular books on psychology are written by psychotherapists. The abundance of recommendations makes them especially attractive.
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Practical psychology

  1. The problem of practical intelligence in animal psychology and child psychology
    At the very beginning of the development of child psychology as a special branch of psychological research, K. Stumpf tried to describe the nature of the new scientific field, comparing it with botany. K. Linnaeus, he said, as you know, called botany a pleasant science. This is not very suitable for modern botany ... If any science deserves a pleasant name, then this is precisely the psychology of childhood, the science of
  2. Practical Psychology as a Field of Professional Psychologists
    Practical psychology as a field of professional activity
  3. Practical psychology
    The main goal of practical psychology is psychological help to people. Practical psychology is partly art, partly based on applied psychology as a system of practically oriented scientific knowledge. The work of practical psychologists is aimed at finding ways and developing methods of psychological assistance to people in solving their life or professional problems. Practical methods
  4. Practical Psychology and Its Features
    Practical psychology is a psychology focused on the needs of a wide range of educated people, at least people of a sufficient level of cultures. Understanding the nature of a real object during the work of a practical psychologist should be based not only on a specific objective representation, which is in psychological science (or its field), but also on the reality in which this object is included,
  5. PRACTICAL PSYCHOLOGY
    As is clear from what has been said, in psychology — as in most other sciences — there are areas focused primarily on gaining knowledge, research (although practical recommendations can also be made there), and 1 areas that specifically “serve” practice — labor, educational , medical, etc. or aimed at helping people experiencing difficulties in their personal lives. On the base
  6. General concept of practical psychology
    Practical psychology is a branch of psychology, the subject of which is psychological assistance, i.e. practical activities of psychologists aimed at a specific person with his problems, requests, needs, etc. The emergence of the profession of a practical psychologist in the early twentieth century is associated primarily with the emergence of a social order for the implementation of psychological forms of scientific
  7. Theoretical and Practical Psychology
    In recent decades, practical psychology has begun to actively develop in our country. What is the difference between psychology as a science and psychology as a practical activity? It seems possible to answer this question if we turn to the functions of psychology. Function (from lat. Functio - departure, activity) - Duty, range of activities, work, appointment. Psychology
  8. Nikitchenko TG. Personality of a Practical Psychologist, 2011
    The personality of a practical psychologist as a subject of professional activity: - the concept of "personality". Personality and its professional characteristics. - personality traits of a practical psychologist as a consequence of the specifics of his profession. “A psychologist is not a person, but a profession.” “A psychologist is first and foremost a person.” - Psychological burnout syndrome: its causes, stages and methods
  9. The main activities of a practical psychologist
    Social order and tasks that a practical psychologist faces when working with a client A social order for a practical psychologist's work is formed in society, or rather, in some part of it, which has recognized the need for professional assistance to overcome difficulties. The first to realize the importance and necessity of a special type of psychologist's activity - practical - are representatives
  10. The main areas of activity of practical psychologists
    Currently, the most developed service in Russia is the practical psychology of education. However, a practicing psychologist can work in other areas of the human
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