Researching the Four Goals of Psychology
Psychology refers to a discipline which involves the scientific study of human mental functions and behaviors. This study aims at understanding the role played by an individual mental function in determining why different people behave differently. This paper aims at exploring the four goals of psychology and how these goals can help or hurt humanity. The four goals of psychology are all based from scientific findings and critical thinking. The ideal methods used in obtaining information about an individual behavior include direct observation and measurement. Many people may think that psychology is merely studied so as to identify a specific behavior in an individual by looking at the classic symptoms only. However this is not the case because the four major goals of psychology are: to describe, explain predict and change mental processes and an individual behavior through the use of scientific methods.
The use of these four goals is to help psychologists in understanding in a better way what factors influence different kinds of behavior and also as a means of identifying the problem at hand. In order to understand human personality better psychologists have come up with different scientific models which use one of the goals of psychology which is to describe. These models have been established to help in describing human behavior and personality in a better and a clear manner. One of the famous models used in contemporary psychology is the five-factor model of personality. This theory is one of the latest models developed for describing human personality. In addition to that it is one of the most applicable and practical models available in the psychology field today. The five factors used in this model include: openness to experience, Extroversion, agreeable, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. Openness to experience in this model is used to refer to how people are willing to make adjustment in...