Online Degrees and Courses in Psychology

Due to increasing stress level in or lives, psychologists are much in demand. Today, visiting a psychologist is no longer la taboo, as it was few years back. Even some schools and colleges make it a point to have psychologist or a counselor, which proves to be an asset both to the students and the teachers. Psychology is an extremely diverse field with numerous career paths. Some specialties like caring for the mentally ill are familiar to most of us. Others, like helping with the design of advance computer systems or studying how we remember things, are not widely known. A part from the more popular branches, there are increasing job opportunities like  industrial and sport Psychology which are the still kin the embryonic stage in India. But the possibilities are tremendous. Employment of psychologists is growing almost as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment in health- care is fast growing in outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment clinics. Numerous job opportunities have come up in schools, public and private social service agencies and management consulting services. Companies are using psychologists’ expertise in survey, design, analysis and research to provide marketing evaluation and statistical analysis. This field offers a wide scope, yet untapped in India. Psychology has numerous branches of basic as well as applied kind. Important branches are Social and Environmental psychology, organizational Behaviour/ Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Guidance and Counselling, Psychometry, industrial Psychology, Developmental, Criminal. Experimental Counselling, Animal Psychology etc. All these branches, though different are still interrelated. Most universities in the country offer various online degree courses related to psychology and many people prefering...

Career Prospects in Psychology degree

With the increasing stress and strain of metropolitan life the need for clinical psychologist has increased manifold. Career prospects in psychology are certainly bright in a country of more than one billion; there are only few hundred clinical psychologists. Clinical psychologists work in number of service setting like general hospitals, mental health clinics and psychiatric hospitals, rehabilitation centres and private clinics, apart from universities and colleges. A person in order to start an independent practice of counselling needs to register him self with the Rehabilitation Council of India. This is one of the most rewarding careers. The fee charged by a psychologist  is based on the sessions or  sitting which may be for an hour or so. Per session one can charge anywhere from Rs 200 to Rs 500, depending upon the degree of popularity the psychologist enjoys, such sessions may go on for few months. Development Psychology includes the study of psychological cognitive an social development that takes place throughout life. Areas of specialization are behaviour during infancy, childhood and adolescence, or changes that occur during maturity or old age. There are job opportunities at the B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. levels. Individuals at the B.A level could find jobs in mental, health/social services area. They can work as child protection  workers, residential youth counsellors, or mental health service providers. The remuneration depends on the organization one can expect a minimum of Rs 10,000 excluding perks. With the passage of time, the scope and the remuneration, both are bound to increase. Criminal psychology is a challenging field dealing with the behaviour pattern of criminals. Forensic psychology, a branch of...

Why Use Sports Psychology for Basketball?

However, there is a bit more to it than just making goals and striving to achieve them. The “striving” aspect needs a bit of sports psychology to fully achieve the goals that the athlete sets out. Sports psychology involves a mix of visualization, awareness, control, concentration, understanding, relaxation, and confidence.   There are many approaches to improve sports psychology in  basketball players. One must first understand what sports psychology is and how it can benefit the athlete. For example, basketball players need to tune into the exact sound that gets them going, one possible sound could be the crowd cheering and rooting for their team. Once athletes are out on the court and they hear the crowd roaring, their motivation to achieve peek performance greatly increases. The emotional experience gained from removing the blocks enables the player to focus on and in their performance zone is really something that drives athletes to accomplish their goals much easier.   The first sports psychology center opened up in the 1920’s. Since then, the study of the psychology of sport has been of great interest to many psychologists. In the 1970’s, sports psychology was part of university curriculums nationwide and more focus and research has been placed in this field in recent decades.  Mental training and other exercises are also created to improve emotional strength among players.   I recently worked with a College Basketball team. They were struggling with free-throw accuracy. I took seven of the team members and had them make 50 free throws to get a base line. I customized a mental training hypnosis for them and then had them shoot another 50 free throws....

The Concept Of Consumer Electronics

The electronics companies are one of those industries who have changed the most during the last few decades. With time, the amount of manufacturers producing electric items has grown a lot more and today, you can choose from distinct competitors when buying a digital item. Smart phones and also tablets Smart phones along with tablets are used extensively today all over the world. With all the arrival of new variety of smart phones by a variety of manufacturing companies in a short time, and the introduction of latest technologies, the digital market today can be flooded with a huge selection of smart phones. This has not merely attracted buyers as well as customers towards all of them but also made a difference to the economy of varied countries. Semiconductors and electronic devices Usually, pure plastic is used as a semiconductor inside almost all electrical kitchen appliances. However, now a day’s gallium nitride has been used more than rubber. The superior qualities as well as improved properties with this semiconductor have made it important materials in the electronic sector today. Gallium nitride has higher power efficiency, high freedom, superior handling capability and better resistance. An intensive research was done previously few years to find out the different properties of gallium nitride rendering it suitable as a semiconductor from the electronic industry. Technical complexity robots Who will not love robots? One can choose from different shapes and sizes as well as perform different features. Today, a robot can easily clean the house and also play the role of a maid or even be on your border with stability forces protecting the...

The Quran And Consumer Protection

The Quran is the divine revelation given by Allah to Prophet Mohammed through angel Gabriel. Thought to be composed around the 632 AD, the Quran has one of the most effective, efficient and enforceable tenets that benefit consumers. Apparently consumer protection had been a topic of contemplation in the wise minds of men in the pre-Mohammedan era in the Arabian Peninsula. Islam arrived in India in the 7th century and has played a very influential role in Indian consumerism ever since. The story of how Islam came to India is an apt illustration of what Islam preaches when it comes to trade practices. In 624 AD, during the life of prophet Muhammed, one of his disciples Malik Bin Deenar came to Kerala. He started trading with the locals in a stark contrasting pattern; one filled with honesty, ethics and genuine concern for the consumer (buyer). The impressed locals informed the local king Cheraman Perumal, who summoned Malik to his court room to understand why his practices were different from other traders. There Malik informed him that he was a follower of Islam and all his honest principles were derived from the teachings of prophet Muhammed. The story goes on that the impressed king Cheraman Perumal became the first Indian to convert as a Muslim, and thereafter he left for his hajj to Mecca. The message of the story is that the emphasis that Islam placed on honest and ethical practices was impressive enough to win the heart of a king himself along with several followers. For a Muslim businessman, there is no other way than to satisfy a consumer....

Consumer Reports Best Laptop

When it comes to the public reaction it is a bit hard to tell what is true and what is a fairy-tale. Based on a bit of research I’ve done over the internet, I think I’ve managed to find two systems that are truly among those with a “five-star” rating in the top left corner. Last year, the 12.1 inch MSI mini laptop such as Acer BTP-APJ1, Acer BTP-AQJ1, Acer BTP-ARJ1, Wind U230 (or U230 MSI Wind12 as is known), kept appearing and disappearing from all sites and even from online stores or official pages of MSI. Now it seems to have returned and is already being offered for sale on Amazon, with a price of 480 dollars in two color options (white or black). Hoping that we aren’t talking about another “ghost”, let’s move quickly through the technical specifications of MSI Wind12 U230, one of the laptops that got the best customer reports. The first thing that it’s worth taking into consideration is the L335 AMD Athlon X2 dual core processor with a frequency of 1.6 GHz. This system also has the option for a MV-40 Neo Athlon processor for the more “gaming” customers. This mini laptop is equipped with an ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics card, 2 GB RAM (supports up to 4 GB) of RAM memory and a generous 250 GB ( hard drive ) for storage. It also comes equipped with an 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi connection, there is an option for Bluetooth, and Windows 7 Home Premium as an operating system. Its glossy 12.1 inch display has a recommended resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. Wind12...