What is Psychology?
Psychology is the study of our thoughts and how we process information and maintain our memories. It’s what makes us individuals and makes us different from everybody else. Even though we have influences that can alter our mind set and our way of thinking. That was the answer from my father and sister. My mother had a different aspect of what psychology is. She believes more in behaviorism and thinks that from a mother’s standpoint, she thinks I am the way I am from her and my father’s teachings and the way they have raised me. Teaching me about right and wrong, saying please and thank you, and being respectful to my elders made me who I am and how I think.
With my families way of thinking I had to ask some of my friends who were raised different from me. One of my friends thinks it’s humanistic. He was brought up in slums of East Los Angeles. Being an underdog of society he believes it was his actions and his own free will. He thinks from his mother putting him down even though he was a straight A student. Having a brother involved in the low-rider gang life. He convinced himself that he was better and was born for a greater life than his brother and mother. He graduated with honors from high school and received a full ride scholarship for football at UC Berkley. He thanks no one but himself.
When I try to process what psychology is my mind wonders with hundreds of different types of answers. I can’t label what psychology is. For me it’s too broad of a subject to narrow it down to one set perspective of trying to say and too process of what psychology is. I believe it’s a mix of every area of specialization and true definition on how to process psychology.