General Psychology

General Psychology

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  • Date Submitted: 12/29/2008 3:55 AM
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1. If you are a psychologist, to which school of psychology do you want to belong? Why?
If I am a psychologist, I choose to belong to the school of psychology studying about existential psychology because it focuses on the individual's discovery of self-identity so that he can commit himself, and care and love. I want to know more about human behavior and how can he distinguish himself from others. It also studies the reason of his existence and his emotions.

2. If you are a psychologist, which field of psychology would you want to practice? Why?
If I am a psychologist, I will practice counseling psychology because I have many experiences listening to my friends about their problems and I want to give them the advice that will help them and make them feel comfortable. I want to practice this field of psychology for me to know more about the problems and how to solve it so I can help many people.

3. What is the significance of the study of psychology to everyday living?
The study of psychology provides knowledge that the individual can benefit from not simply economically by working in psychological services but personally by helping oneself to cope with life's challenges.

4. Trace how psychology started as a science. Who were some of the men who contributed to its birth as a science?
Psychology started as a part of philosophy. Aristotle based his conclusions concerning the mental life of man on observation and experience. Francis Bacon emphasized deductive reasoning. Sir Francis Galton who faltered mental lists and the study of individual differences and of Charles Darwin, half-cousin to Galton, who, by establishing the continuity between man and the lower animals through his theory of evolution, made the study of comparative psychology important. Gustav Theodor Fechner and Herman von Helmholtz were untreated in the study of behavior. Ernest Weber's primary research interests were the physiology of the sense organs,...

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