After listening to the podcast, reviewing Dr. Goncy and Dr. Yaroslavsky’s research program, and perusing the APA Division 12 website, what have you now learned about clinical psychology as a field that was not on your radar previously?

Assignment Question

Respond to discussion board each week respond with 4-5 sentences please. week 8 video to respond Starting this week, we will be covering specific areas/domains within psychology. For Week 8, you will be hearing from two of the CSU faculty members with training in clinical psychology, who also happen to have research labs and mentor both graduate and undergraduate students within the department. For this week’s discussion, consider your prior notions of the field of clinical psychology. What were your impressions about what this field prior to this week? After listening to the podcast, reviewing Dr. Goncy and Dr. Yaroslavsky’s research program, and perusing the APA Division 12 website, what have you now learned about clinical psychology as a field that was not on your radar previously? Does what you have now learned make it more or less likely that you will pursue a career with a clinical focus? week 9 video to respond

This week, you will be learning about another general field of psychology relevant to faculty interests here at CSU. Much like clinical psychology (which you learned about last week), Industrial and Organizational psychology is quite a broad area in terms of research avenues and potential career paths. My assumption (and I could be quite wrong) is that many of you have little to no experience with I/O psychology prior to engaging with this week’s materials. With that in mind, what did you find most interesting/fascinating about research/career options in the I/O domain. Refer to the podcast with Dr. Horvath and the website links (including Dr. Horvath’s research program and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology main site) when drafting your response. week 11 video to respond For this week, we are discussing nuanced aspects regarding the field of developmental psychology. Often, when individuals think about developmental psychology, they envision phenomenon related to childhood and adolescence. However, developmental psychology includes the entire lifespan. For instance, a burgeoning are of developmental psychology pertains to adult development and aging. Based on the materials provided this week (podcast with Dr. Kathie Judge, program director of our Adult Development and Aging PhD program; links to APA Division 20 and the Gerontological Society of America; links to Dr. Allard and Dr. Judge’s research programs), I would like for you to answer the following: prior to this week, what were your impressions of aging/growing old? Next, after reviewing the materials, what new things have you learned regarding opportunities for training/careers in the field of adult development and aging week 12

For this week’s discussion, we are diving into a relatively broad field within psychology. Up until this point, we have been discussing specific sub-disciplines within psychology (particularly those relevant to faculty members here at CSU, as well as our various graduate programs). Each discipline, while quite expansive, centered on one domain (i.e., clinical, I/O, school, etc.). One other specialist area within our department is experimental psychology. Now, experimental psychology is a bit tricky to categorize because it is based more on a method than a sub-specialty, per se. However, several of the CSU faculty work within the experimental psychology realm (and we currently have a revised graduate program that reflects this). Specifically, we have faculty that are involved within the sub-specialties of cognitive psychology, social psychology, and neuroscience. For this week’s podcast, you will hear from one of our faculty who primarily works within the field of neuroscience, Dr. Robert Hurley. While he will give you details regarding his neuroscience work and training, he will also touch upon how his work fits within an experimental context (Dr. Hurley actually started out by obtaining his MS in Experimental Psychology from Wake Forest). In addition to Dr. Hurley’s podcast, I have provided you links to various organizations that fall within our faculty expertise (cognitive, social, neuroscience) in relation to experimental research. For this week’s discussion board, I would like for you to consider information provided by Dr. Hurley, along with the various website links, and discuss which of these areas (cognitive, social, and/or neuroscience) appeals to you the most. How might research/activities within these areas inform your current interests for your career path. For instance, if you are interested in occupational therapy as a career, how might social psychological phenomena help inform you practice? If you cannot think of how any of these three disciplines could apply to your desired career path, just focus on what aspects of these areas seem interesting for its own sake. week 13 video to respond

For this week, we are stepping outside the bounds of the CSU psychology environment and discussing areas of psychology that are not a focus of our CSU curriculum. The Week 14 podcast is an interview with Dr. Jack Lesyk, a sports psychologist with a private practice in Beachwood, OH. This week’s discussion centers on a particular aspect of this interview where Dr. Lesyk discusses his work, not only as a sports psychologist, but as a “performance” psychologist. Here, Dr. Lesyk’s work can be applied to a wide range of skills and abilities (school, work, relationships, etc.) in various domains. After listening to the podcast, how might phenomena related to the field of sports/performance psychology apply to you either a.) as a student attempting to excel in your degree program and/or b.) as you prepare for a specific career post-graduation?