What Is An Approach or Perspective in Psychology?
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Psychology is the scientific study of our thoughts, feelings and behaviours. An approach or perspective in psychology is a particular view as to why, and how, it is we think, feel, and behave as we do.
The science of mind and behaviour has five approaches that help explain why we are as we are.
The psychoanalytic approach: which analyses us from the point of view of our unconscious, and early childhood experiences.
The behaviourist approach: which analyses us from the point of view of learning in response to our environment.
The cognitive approach: which analyses us from the point of view of our mind and its information processes of perception, attention, language, memory, and thinking.
The biological approach: which analyses us from the point of view of our genetics and physiology. Our genetics are those individual biological characteristics that we inherit from our natural parents, and also those evolved biological characteristics that we commonly share. Our physiology refers to our physical being, or bodily processes and functions.
The humanistic approach: which analyses us from the point of view of our self-image.
Each approach has much to offer, and together they help us understand why we think, feel, and behave the way we do. Our approaches set the paradigm, or boundaries within which the subject of psychology is set. Our approaches have added value in that they have each generated a related psychotherapy. No bad thing for a subject that should always have the welfare of the individual at its heart.
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